Karachi, 19 June: Sindh government announced to reopen primary schools from June 21 besides closing down vaccination centers in the province on Sunday owing to vaccine scarcity.
The COVID task force meeting chaired by Chief Minister(CM) Murad Ali Shah made the decisions today in light of the declining trend of the COVID in the province.
The meeting also decided to open shrines, amusement parks and indoor gyms from June 28.
It was briefed during the meeting that the Covid positivity ratio has gone down to 3.9 percent in the province and there is a persistent decline in COVID-19 cases.
“We have a positivity ratio of 8.08 percent in Karachi, and 4.3 percent in Hyderabad,” the chief minister said adding that districts East and South of the metropolis are still reporting a higher number of cases.
He said that June 2021 saw deaths of 263 people related to COVID-19 and urged the people to follow SOPs as it could lead to further decline in cases and ease in restrictions.
CM shared that they performed COVID tests on 42,532 in-bound passengers of which 95 of them turned out to be Covid positive.
He further announced to shut Covid vaccination centers in the province on Sunday owing to a shortage of vaccines. “We will be receiving 1.5 million doses of SinoVac on June 21, 0.7 million doses of CanSino, and 0.4 million jabs of PakVac on June 23,” he said adding that the Sputnik-V vaccine would also be available by last week of June.
All primary and center schools in both summer and winter zones of KP have been shut uncertainly due to a serious heatwave in the province.
Timings for optional and higher auxiliary classes (grades nine to 12) have been changed to 7 am to 10 pm. As indicated by a notice given by the KP Elementary and Secondary School Department.