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Sindh suspends on-campus school classes till grade 8 from April 6

The Sindh government has suspended physical classes at schools for grades nursery to eight for 15 days as coronavirus infections rise.

According to Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani, classes will go online from April 6, Tuesday at all private and public schools. The decision was taken in view of the Covid-19 situation.

“The classes can be continued by any other means,” Ghani added.

Schools across the province have been calling in students on alternate days with 50% attendance. Earlier this week, the Sindh coronavirus taskforce suggested the government close schools for 15 days.

Earlier in the day, Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood tweeted that the National Command and Operation Centre will meet on Tuesday to take a decision on closing schools.

The minister said that a decision will be taken considering the virus situation in the country and after consultation with the health ministry.

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