LAHORE: Punjab Education Minister Murad Raas on Friday announced closure of all schools across the province to contain the spread of novel coronavirus.

“Due to the Pandemic #Coronavirus Schools in Punjab will be closed starting Sunday March 15th, 2020 to Sunday April 5, 2020. Health of our Children & honourable Teachers are priority #1. At the end of the day it’s better to be safe than sorry,” he tweeted.

The announcement came in the wake of the National Security Committee’s (NSC) decision to keep all education institutes across the country closed until April 5.

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