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In pictures: Primary students back in class in final phase of reopening educational institutions

Positive Covid-19 cases have been recorded at a rate of less than one per cent in high schools and universities.
Published 30 Sep, 2020 02:32pm

Primary schools across Pakistan reopened on Wednesday in the final phase of resuming educational activities in the country that were curtailed to control the coronavirus pandemic.

Earlier this month, educational institutions from class 9 to university level had been reopened in the first phase after a gap of six months, followed by class six to eight on Sept 23 in the second phase.

According to the government, positive Covid-19 cases have been recorded at a rate of less than one per cent in high schools and universities which has prompted authorities to give the green signal for primary schools.

However, some, including the Sindh health minister, have expressed reservations about sending primary pupils back to school, urging the decision to be deferred till the situation has improved.

Students wear protective masks as they get their hands sanitised before entering a class in Peshawar on September 30. — Reuters
Students wear protective masks as they get their hands sanitised before entering a class in Peshawar on September 30. — Reuters

A student wearing a protective mask sits on the floor in Peshawar on September 30. — Reuters
A student wearing a protective mask sits on the floor in Peshawar on September 30. — Reuters

A student wears a protective mask as she gets her temperature checked before entering a class in Peshawar on September 30. — Reuters
A student wears a protective mask as she gets her temperature checked before entering a class in Peshawar on September 30. — Reuters

A worker hangs soaps and a placard of hand washing information for student at a primary school in Peshawar on September 30. — AP
A worker hangs soaps and a placard of hand washing information for student at a primary school in Peshawar on September 30. — AP

A teacher briefs about precautions of the coronavirus to students at a primary school in Peshawar on September 30. — AP
A teacher briefs about precautions of the coronavirus to students at a primary school in Peshawar on September 30. — AP

Children wearing facemasks attend a class at a school in Lahore on September 30. — AFP
Children wearing facemasks attend a class at a school in Lahore on September 30. — AFP

Children wearing facemasks attend a class at a school in Islamabad on September 30. — AFP
Children wearing facemasks attend a class at a school in Islamabad on September 30. — AFP

Students wear protective face masks while maintaining a safe distance while they sit on the floor in Peshawar on September 30. — Reuters
Students wear protective face masks while maintaining a safe distance while they sit on the floor in Peshawar on September 30. — Reuters

A teacher (R) checks the body temperature of children wearing facemasks at a school in Lahore on September 30. —  AFP
A teacher (R) checks the body temperature of children wearing facemasks at a school in Lahore on September 30. — AFP


Header: Students wearing face masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus arrive at a primary school in Peshawar on September 30. — AP