SWABI: The Swabi Women University Swabi has been closed for 15 days owing to the fears of spread of coronavirus as second wave of the virus is already taking its toll on Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and rest of the country.
According to a notification issued by the university administration on Friday, the students have been asked to take online classes.
The notification said the faculty and administrative staff held a meeting on Friday to assess the current situation of coronavirus and decided to close the university for 15 days as precautionary measure. The university will offer online classes from November 07-21 keeping in view the dangerous situation of coronavirus in the province. Swabi district has also been affected from the virus where the number of corona patients is growing. It said the cases of corona are spreading rapidly after which it is considered suitable to act with precaution.
However, the essential staff/administrative staff will attend the university on rotation basis to perform official duties under strict standard operating procedures (SOPs).
Facemask mandatory in Peshawar
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has introduced new restrictions over concerns of growing corona cases.
According to a notification of Home Department, wearing of facemask will be mandatory in all indoor and outdoor public places and transport. It said all shopping malls, restaurants, hotels, bakeries, wedding halls, beauty parlours and barbershops will close by 10:00pm and all amusement parks will close by 6:00pm.
Some streets in Peshawar have already gone under smart lockdown from today (Saturday) owing to the increasing cases of coronavirus in the city.
One more death from corona in KP
As many as 137 new cases of coronavirus were confirmed in KP during the last 24 hours, taking the total to 40,285. Another death was reported during last 24 hours, keeping the total at 1,288. Another 89 patients have recovered from the disease and now the total recoveries are 37,955. Active corona cases in KP are now 1,042.
Peshawar is the most affected district from coronavirus in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with 14989 cases, including 38 during the last 24 hours. The metropolis has reported 609 deaths from the virus so far, nearly half the deaths of the toll of the entire province. As many as 14,101 people have recovered in Peshawar and now active cases are 279.