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Schools, colleges closed in eight KP districts

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PESHAWAR: All educational institutions have been closed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s (KP) eight districts having high Covid-19 infection rate.

The cities where schools, colleges and universities will remain closed from Sept 4 to 11 include Peshawar, Swabi, Abbottabad, Mansehra, Malakand, Swat, Haripur, and D.I.Khan.

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“With the persisting situation of covid-19 across the country, NCOC decided to close schools in areas where covid is on a consistent rise,” Minister for Elementary and Secondary Education Shahram Khan Tarakai tweeted.

In a briefing to Prime Minister Imran Khan earlier today, Planning and Development Minister Asad Umar, who also heads the NCOC, said the new restrictions will be imposed in cities where Covid-19 cases have risen lately.

All educational institutions will remain closed in these cities with a ban on inter-city transport and indoor as well as outdoor gatherings. Only outdoor weddings will be allowed with 300 guests.

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