Punjab government mulls opening of schools and universities by September 15

Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood has announced that all education institutions, including universities, will reopen from September 15 if health situation improves. The minister said that government will review its decision in first week of September to monitor the coronavirus situation by taking a look at the health indicators. All institutes, including private ones will have to follow government SOPs.

He said that the government was permitting universities also to admit students into hostels to 30% capacity. However, he said that ‘health checks’ which included tests and temperature checks will be done strictly by universities.

Source: The News