Private schools in Islamabad have been given permission to resume classes twice a week from June 7.

All classes up to Intermediate will resume in a staggered manner, according to a notification released by the Private Educational Institutions Regulatory Authority on Friday.

Schools have been instructed to follow all COVID-19 protocols. All students will wear masks and school administration will be responsible for any negligence in this regard.

The body will meet again on June 3 to re-asses the the COVID-19 trends in the city.

The National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) on Wednesday allowed the reopening of schools from May 24 in districts where COVID-19 positivity ratio is less than 5 per cent.

According to the decision, educational institutes in all districts will be reopened in a staggered manner from June 7.

All matric and intermediate exams will be held after June 20 and all professional and non-professional exams will take place on a case-to-case basis as recommended by the ministry of education.

Pakistan reports 3,070 new cases, 102 fatalities

The third wave of COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc in the country as 102 people lost their lives in 24 hours. The total death toll has risen to 20,089.

Furthermore, 3,070 tested positive for COVID-19, according to the NCOC.

Total active COVID-19 cases across the country stand at 63,229 while positivity ratio was recorded at 5.95 per cent.


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