ISLAMABAD: A private school in H-8 has been sealed for five days after two people there tested positive for Covid-19.

The school was sealed on the advice of the Ministry of National Health Services (NHS).

Sources in the ministry said that the Islamabad district health officer on Thursday asked the deputy commissioner to close two private schools that each reported two cases of the disease.

They said one of the schools, located in H-8, has been sealed and the other, which is located in Defence Housing Authority Phase II, will likely be sealed today (Friday).

The two schools have been directed to disinfect their premises according to guidelines issued by the NHS ministry, test all exposed students and staff for Covid-19 and implement standard operating procedure and health guidelines to limit the spread of the disease.

More than 20 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed at public and private schools in Islamabad so far.

Published in Dawn, September 25th, 2020