Pakistan hit by COVID-19: Sindh wants ban on inter-provincial transport from Punjab, KP
Islamabad: Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani on Monday called for banning inter-provincial transport, including air and rail from Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Balochistan by keeping the rising COVID-19 cases in the region.
Addressing a press conference in Karachi, Ghani was quoted as saying by The News International number of coronavirus cases could rapidly increase in Sindh if people continued to commute from Punjab and KP.
He told the newspaper the situation in Sindh was under control in terms of Covid-19 infections but it could get worse if the inter-provincial transport continued to run.
On the closure of primary to middle classes in the province, the minister said the classes had been temporarily halted as a precautionary measure to save children from the pandemic.
He also clarified that Sindh students will not be promoted to next class without taking an examination.
On Sunday, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) had suspended inter-provincial transport for two days a week (Saturday and Sunday) after sharp rise in coronavirus cases, reports The News International.