Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The total number of recovered COVID-19 patients in Pakistan reached 286,016 on Monday after another 118 virus recoveries were reported during the last 24 hours.
Over the last twenty four hours, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases rose to 298,903 after 394 new coronavirus cases surfaced in the country.
Overall, 130,671 cases were reported in Sindh, 97,226 in Punjab, 36,625 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 13,292 in Balochistan, 15,750 in Islamabad, 3,008 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 2,331 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).
According to the government's Covid-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached 6,345 with 3 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, Inter-Provincial Education Ministers Conference (IPEMC) on Monday decided that the schools across Pakistan would be reopened in phases starting September 15 and strict monitoring would be done to curb the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood chaired a meeting to make a final decision regarding reopening of educational institutes across the country.
The recommendations would be sent to the National Coordination Committee (NCC) for final approval.
As per the sources, the ministers proposed that the schools would open in phases with classes from Grade 9 and up, as well as all universities, would reopen from Sept 15, while Grade 6-8 classes would resume by Sept 22. However, pre-primary and primary classes would reopen on Sept 30.
It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 27.19 million and death toll tops 888,000.