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Covid-19 surge in GB prompts school closures

GILGIT: The Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) government on Wednesday announced the closure of all public schools for one week after a spike in Covid-19 cases.

According to details, GB has announced to close all government-run schools till September 30. According to official data, more than 90 students were diagnosed with Covid-19 at Gilgit schools.

Meanwhile, Secondary schools in Punjab, Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) reopened on Wednesday as students from classes six to eight returned to their schools after nearly six months. In Sindh, however, classes for graders six to eight will start from September 28.

According to SOPs issued by the government, masks have been made mandatory for all teachers and students, while educational institutions are required to ensure the availability of sensitizers at their entrances.