Schools to remain closed in Coronavirus hotspot areas

ISLAMABAD: Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mehmood has announced the decision taken regarding the closure of the schools.

The minister said that schools will remain closed till April 11 in coronavirus hotspot areas.

According to the statement announced on Wednesday, the Board examinations of grades 9 to 12 will be held as per the schedule.

He was speaking to the media after a crucial meeting of education and health ministers at the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) to settle on school closures in the wake of an unprecedented increase in coronavirus cases around the world.

Students’ Reaction

Students honor Shafqat Mehmood with funny shout-outs during their long Spring Break.

Shafqat Mehmood gained popularity among students for announcing school closure updates. The minister has become students’ favorite amid the coronavirus pandemic.

This time the news began circulating on Twitter almost immediately after making the announcement.

Twitterati is celebrating the decision for extending Spring Break with colourful memes and soon #ShafqatMehmood started to trend on Twitter.

Here are some of the reactions

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