PESHAWAR: The KP provincial government is considering to announce early winter vacations in schools to control the spread of the disease, Khyber News reported. The option was discussed at the meeting of the provincial task force on COVID-19, which was chaired by Chief Minister Mahmood Khan.
Provincial Minister Taimur Saleem Jhagra, Special Assistant to CM on Information and Higher Education, Kamran Bangash, Corps Commander Peshawar-Lt Gen Noman Mahmood, Chief Secretary Kazim Niaz, Inspector General of Police Sanaullah Abbasi and other relevant officials attended the meeting, said a handout. The participants reviewed the latest situation of the second wave of coronavirus across the province, arrangements and preparations made by the relevant departments to contain the possible outbreak of the virus, the existing capacity of hospitals to deal with any emergency situation and other relevant matters.
Briefing the meeting about the latest situation of coronavirus, it was told that the second wave of coronavirus had started in the province. It was added that a rising number of the positive coronavirus cases were being reported in Upper and Lower Chitral districts and parts of Hazara division. The participants were told that new cases were being reported from various educational institutions of the province.
After discussing announcing early winter vacations in education institutions, especially in winter zones to contain the possible spread of the virus, the forum directed the Education Department to work out the matter and come up with feasible proposals for any decision to this effect.