All educational institutions to remain closed till May 23

ISLAMABAD: All educational institutions i.e schools, colleges and universities will remain closed till May 23, he National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) announced on Saturday.

The NCOC said a meeting to review the decision would be held on May 18 and the decision to reopen the educational institutions would be taken after taking into account the coronavirus situation at the time.

Physical classes at schools across the country were suspended till Eid after experts warned that the third wave of the deadly virus was lethal and spreading rapidly.

The universities across the country have suspended classes as well.

In the last 24 hours, 140 people have succumbed to the coronavirus, while over 4,109 new cases have been registered.

The government has advised people to stay home and stay safe.