In his tweet, Murad Raas said that decision regarding the closure of schools had been made in light of the coronavirus spread situation.
All Public and Private Schools of Punjab will remain closed till May 23, 2021 due to COVID 19 situation. A review meeting will be held on May 18th, 2021. Please make sure to follow SOPs issued by the Government.
— Murad Raas (@DrMuradPTI) May 14, 2021
A review meeting in this regard would be held on May 18, he added.
Murad Raas urged the people to follow corona standard operating procedures (SOPs) in letter and spirit to keep themselves and others safe from the virus.
Earlier, Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood had announced to cancel all exams in the country till June 15 after a meeting of the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) reviewed COVID-19 situation in the country.