KARACHI: Sindh schools will be reopening with all classes from 28 September with strict implementation of standard operating procedures (SOPs) according to the provincial education minister Saeed Ghani.
According to the education minister, “pre-primary, primary and secondary classes have all been allowed to go back to school,” starting 28 September with no disruption other than the week’s delay for the second phase.
Last week, Saeed Ghani had announced that the reopening of schools in the province was being delayed for a week over improper implementation of standard operating procedures (SOPs) and emergence of coronavirus among school staff and students.
The Sindh education minister clarified that schools will only be allowed to reopen on 28 September if the coronavirus situation improves and SOPs are being followed properly.
The announcement regarding Sindh schools reopening with all classes comes just a day after provincial health minister Dr Azra Pechuho warned against the decision.
The health minister stated that the positive rate of coronavirus cases has doubled from 1.5% to 3% and it was ill-advised to reopen schools in the current situation.