COVID-19: 7 Punjab district schools halt co-curricular activities

Lahore (NUT Desk) The School Education Department have suspended all co-curricular activities in seven districts of Punjab after an increase in Covid-19 cases. A notification in this regard says ‘no co-curricular activity shall be conducted in those districts where Covid-19 positivity ratio is more than 20 cases;’.

Activities were banned in Lahore, Gujrat, Rahim Yar Khan, Sialkot, Rawalpindi and Faisalabad. The Edu Dept also directed the school administrations to ensure implementation of coron standard operating procedures. Punjab Education Minister Murad Raas also shared the notification on Twitter announcing the ban on all such activities. `Restrictions on co-curricular activities in the 7 Districts stated in the notification due to Covid-19. No Gala, sports activities or public gatherings,` the minister said. On Feb 26, Mr Raas had notified that schools in these districts would follow alternate day rules until April 1 due to higher coronavirus incidences there while regular classes would resume in other districts. The situation will be reviewed on March 31, the notification stated.