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NCOC: Large-scale Covid-19 testing to begin in schools

The NCOC, or National Command and Operation Centre, has decided to begin large-scale coronavirus testing in educational institutions across the country. Federal Planning Minister Asad Umar said at a meeting of health and education ministries on Monday that the decision to close schools will be made after evaluating the case trend and student positivity rate. The development comes following a spike in coronavirus cases. Following the brief meeting on January 17, NCOC has scheduled a second meeting for Tuesday.  

NCOC to decide closure of schools today as Omicron increases

After reviewing the current coronavirus situation in the country in a meeting today, the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) is likely to make a decision about school closures as a preventive measure amid the dangerous spike in COVID-19 infections (Monday). Over the weekend, the forum called a meeting and requested federal and provincial health and education ministers to propose a new set of rules to cope with the country's growing coronavirus crisis.  

Schools’ winter vacations in Islamabad to start from 3 Jan

The Federal Ministry of Education and Professional Training stated on Friday that all schools and institutions within its jurisdiction will be closed from January 3 to January 9, 2022. The ministry stated in a statement that the decision was made in accordance with the advice of the National Command and Operational Center (NCOC). Beginning January 10, educational activities will resume.  

Schools resume regular classes nationwide

The NCOC made the decision after a decrease in COVID-19 cases across the country. The educational institutions were previously functioning at half capacity after reopening following a periodic shutdown due to the prevalence of COVID-19. Asad Umar, the chairman of the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), said last week that all educational institutions will resume regular courses on October 11. (today). This statement was made by the planning and development minister in a post on his official Twitter account.