KP educational institutes having unvaccinated students to be shut

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PESHAWAR, Jan 25 (DNA): Minister for Schools Shahram Tarakai on Tuesday
announced that educational institutes having below 99 percent
unvaccinated students will face closure after February 16 as per the
National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) guidelines.

Taking to Twitter, Shahram Tarakai said that currently no educational
institutions are being closed in the KP province and the teaching
process will continue in a usual manner.

“All private schools in the province must complete vaccination of
children aged 12 and above [as soon as possible],” he said while
reminding that the vaccination campaign will begin from February 01 and
continue till February 15.

He warned that all educational institutions falling short of vaccinating
99 percent of their students by February 16 will be closed under the
NCOC’s guidelines.

On January 19, the country’s nerve centre for Covid-19 response had
announced a string of restrictions to curb rising Covid-19 cases.

It decided that classes for students aged below 12 years will be allowed
with 50 per cent attendance in cities having an infection rate of over
10%. In other cities, however, schools will remain open with full
attendance and students over the age of 12 years must be fully
vaccinated.

Vaccination of students above 12 years will be compulsory from Feb 1,
the NCOC said, adding that large-scale testing will be carried out at
“high disease prevalence” educational institutes for targeted closure.