The decision on school closure to be based on data, says Murad Raas

The decision on school closure to be based on data, says Murad Raas

The decision on school closure to be based on data, says Murad Raas

The education minister for Punjab Murad Raas said on Saturday that the decision to close or keep the schools open will be decided on the basis of data and assured that “sensible decisions” will be taken in today’s (Monday) meeting. 

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As there is a substantial increase in the number of Coronavirus cases in the country, the government of Punjab will take the final decision based on data, the minister said.

Pakistan has recorded 59 coronavirus deaths in the last 24 hours which is the highest number since the first wave. The country’s death toll has reached 7,696.

The country also reported the highest single-day Covid-19 cases in four months as 2,756 people tested positive for the coronavirus, bringing the total number to 376,929.

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"If I close the Schools people are not happy. If I keep the schools open people are not happy. Let me just inform everyone that decision will be made on DATA that is being given to me," Raas said in a tweet.

"Lives matter the most. Zero pressure on me from either side. Sensible decisions have to be made," the minister added.

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