COVID-19: Decision to close schools, early winter vacations postponed, says Shafqat Mahmood

COVID-19: Decision to close schools, early winter vacations postponed, says Shafqat Mahmood

Islamabad (Web Desk): Federal Ministry for Education Shafqat Mahmood has said that decision on early and extended winter vacations in view of the rapidly increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the country has been deferred till November 23.


The minister convened a special meeting to deliberate the plan of action of educational institutes with provincial education ministers.

According to the statement, provincial ministers apprised the meeting about the latest coronavirus situation, but no final decision was taken about vacations and closure of schools.

Apart from the education ministers, the meeting was also attended by officials of health ministries and the National Command and Operations Centre.

The Inter-Provincial Education Ministers' Conference (IPEMC) will meet again on November 23 at 11:00 am to review the situation.