The Closure of Thousands of Schools in Punjab Province due to Viral Eye Infection
Today, the Pakistani authorities took a decisive step by closing thousands of schools in the eastern Punjab province in order to effectively control the spread of a highly contagious viral eye infection. This proactive measure has been undertaken to safeguard the health and wellbeing of the population.
Minister of Health’s Statement
Dr. Jamal Nasir, the Minister of Health in the Punjab Regional Government, shed light on the gravity of the situation. According to him, as many as 56,000 primary and secondary schools have been temporarily shut down until the first of next October. This extraordinary step was taken after a thousand people in the region were unfortunately infected with viral conjunctivitis, commonly known as pink eye. In an urgent appeal, Dr. Nasir urged those affected by this highly contagious infection to limit physical contact with others and stay at home until fully recovered.
Prime Minister’s Response
Reacting promptly to this public health crisis, the Prime Minister of the Punjab Province, Mohsin Naqvi, issued specific orders to the regional health authorities. He mandated the launch of an educational campaign to raise awareness among the residents of the province about preventive measures against this rapidly spreading infection. By taking proactive steps, the government aims to empower its citizens with vital information on how to protect themselves and prevent further outbreaks.
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