LAHORE: The Punjab government has decided not to extend classes in schools to five days in a week in seven districts including Lahore, Multan, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad and Gujrat after a spike in coronavirus cases was recorded.
Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mehmood had announced that all schools will go back to regular five-day classes from March 1 as restrictions imposed in some major cities on schools to conduct staggered classes was only till February 28.
But after the detection of 20 COVID-19 cases in these seven districts including Lahore, the authorities have now decided to maintain the old policy of allowing only 50 percent of students to take classes in a day.
In a notification issued by the School Education Department, directive has been issued to strictly enforce the coronavirus guidelines in schools of the seven districts which are Lahore, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Multan, Gujrat, Sialkot and Rahimyar Khan.
New notification will be effective from March 1, Monday.