PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Department has decided to provide coronavirus vaccine to teachers, lecturers and professors of all public and private sector educational institutions before June 05.
Under the directions of the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) to vaccinate teachers and other staff of educational institutions in KP before June 05, Director General Health Services Dr Niaz Mohammad has issued directions to concerned authorities that public and private sector teachers and other staff posted in public and private universities, colleges and schools would be vaccinated against coronavirus from May 29.
Dr Niaz Mohammad said that all concerned officers, hospitals and mass vaccination centres have been informed to make arrangements for vaccination for the teachers on priority basis. He said that teachers of public and private educational institutions should visit vaccination centres with their computerised national identity cards and job certificates. He said vaccine would be given after verification of the data.
Corona Vaccination centres in KP would work from 8:00am to 8:00pm.
Schools in 5 more KP districts to open from 31st
The KP Elementary and Secondary Education Department Friday decided to open educational institutions in five more districts from May 31.
Decision to this effect has been taken after a considerable decline in corona positive cases in the country. According to an official notification, public and private schools have already been opened in 21 districts of KP, while schools in five districts including Charsadda, Nowshera, Bannu, Swabi and Haripur would be opened from May 31 under strict standard operating procedures (SOPs).
The Health Department says the rate of positive coronavirus cases in KP was at the lowest level in three months as the rate of positive cases has further decreased to 4.7 percent.
The ratio of positive cases in 22 districts of KP remains 1 to 4 percent during the last seven days, while in 11 other districts it was 5 to 9 percent. Decline in cases has been attributed to restrictions and corona vaccination.
However, some districts still have high corona ratio. During the last seven days, the rate of positive cases of corona in Mardan was reported 12 percent and Upper Dir 10 percent.