LAKKI MARWAT: Four more cases of coronavirus have surfaced in the schools of Lakki Marwat.

Focal Person Dr Muhammad Ashfaq said the affected schools include Government Girls High School Landiwah, Government Higher Secondary School Landiwah and Government Middle School Nasr Din Begukhel where two male and one female students have been affected. An employee of Town Tajazai has also been diagnosed with coronavirus.

The focal person said that with the emergence of new cases, the total number of active cases in Lakki Marwat is now 11. The affected students have been quarantined and their classrooms closed for five days. He said the process of disinfectant spray in schools could not be initiated due to non-cooperation on part of the tehsil municipal administration.

On October 05, Peshawar’s Khyber Medical University (KMU) was closed after coronavirus cases of seven students came back as positive.

A spokesman for the university said the decision of closure of the university for two weeks was taken for safety of students after emergence of coronavirus cases. He said six male and one female student have been diagnosed with coronavirus.

The announcement of KMU closure came two days after the KP government closed five educational institutions after emergence of coronavirus cases in government and private schools. The educational institutions which were closed include four government schools and one private school.

On September 29, coronavirus cases surfaced in three schools in Lakki Marwat where teachers and students were infected. Focal person said the coronavirus tests of the principal and a teacher of Government Higher Secondary School Tajazai came back as positive. A female teacher of Government Girls High School Baistkhel and a student from Government High School Ahmedkhel had also contracted coronavirus.

On September 26, two schools were sealed completely, while another school was closed partially in Hangu after coronavirus tests of some teachers and students came back as positive.

Deputy Commissioner Hangu Mansoor Arshid said one teacher, principal and three students of Government Higher Secondary School Block Ibrahimzai were diagnosed with coronavirus after which the school was closed immediately and the infected teachers and students were asked to quarantine themselves.

On September 17, 10 employees of a school in Nowshera were diagnosed with coronavirus.