NCOC: Winter vacations to start from January 3

NCOC: Winter vacations to start from January 3

NCOC has finally set January 3, 2022 for all educational institutions across the country for winter vacations.

The date was set during meeting of NCOC held Friday to review the rescheduling of winter vacations, which was chaired by Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives and NCOC chief Asad Umar.

Extreme weather or fog-affected areas will be excused from the decision, according to the meeting. According to the NCOC, provincial authorities will be notified.

Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mehmood, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Dr Faisal Sultan, and other stakeholders were present at the meeting.

According to a statement released by the NCOC, the decision to move the vacations forward was made in order to maximise coronavirus vaccination among kids, which is best accomplished when schools are open.

According to the NCOC, millions of pupils are still unvaccinated and could become infected as a result of the data, urging parents to get their children vaccinated against the virus as soon as possible to safeguard their safety.

According to the statement, global trends in the propagation of the Omicron strain imply that an increase in cases occurs within a few weeks of the variant's discovery.

"With this information in mind, it would be advisable to plan winter vacations in Pakistan for January to correspond with the predicted increase in cases. If there is a surge in cases, this will allow for little disturbance to educational schedules "it was written.

The NCOC also recommended all individuals to ensure that they are fully vaccinated, claiming that this provides the best protection against the disease.

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