The UAE Ministry of Health conducted 135,883 COVID-19 tests in the past 24 hours. The ministry has expressed its plans to expand the scope of the tests to detect coronavirus cases in the UAE.
The Punjab government is keeping a close eye on coronavirus cases in the schools, Minister Murad Raas said adding that random testing was being conducted and a slight increase in numbers has been observed.
The Nobel Peace Prize winner also became part of the popular YouTube lineup where stars such as Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, Alicia Keys, Shawn Mendes, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift hailed the class of 2020 on this outstanding achievement.
Seven other countries risked less extreme but "potentially dangerous" warm weather: Belgium, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, the Netherlands, Portugal and Sweden, it said.
The new guidelines for schools include mandatory thermal screening, staggered lunch breaks, alternate seating arrangements, 50 per cent seating per classroom, and mandatory quarantine room for students in school premises.
Beijing has maintained a relentless zero-Covid approach with strict border closures and targeted lockdowns, even as other countries tentatively try to ease restrictions.
Its report issued on Monday highlighted the fact that the number of higher education students in the country during the 2018-2019 academic year is 295,626, including 191,887 male students accounting for 64.9 per cent, and 103,739 female students accounting for 35.1 per cent.
"There is a rapid surge in the cases in some districts of Punjab, particularly Lahore, while the situation is the same in some area of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Azad Jammu & Kashmir," Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood said.
The UAE Ministry of Health announced that it conducted 305,131 additional COVID-19 tests over the past 24 hours. According to the Ministry of Health, the infected individuals are from various nationalities, are in a stable condition.
Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood said students of class 9 to 12 would resume studies from Jan.18, whereas the primary section up to class 8 would reopen from Jan.25. Colleges and universities are to reopen from Feb.1.