Pakistan closes educational institutions for 3 weeks as virus spreads

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Pakistan’s prime minister Imran Khan

Islamabad – An said Pakistan will close all educational institutions for three weeks as continue its global spread.

All the schools, colleges, and Islamic seminaries would remain closed until April 5, Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood said on Friday.

Authorities would the on March 27 decide whether to reopen the institutions on April 5 or continue the closure, the minister added.

At least 21 people have been confirmed as having infection in Pakistan so far, the country’s Health Minister Zafar Mirza said.