Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has approved specific funding for the advance purchase of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to a statement released by the Ministry of National Health Services Regulation on Thursday.
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.
"For me, they should be given a vaccine. I'm talking about the months of October, November and December," President Duterte said in a mix of Filipino and English over the new possible date for the opening of classes.
Two sisters in western El Salvador are taking their love of learning to great heights: every day they climb a mountain, then scramble up an olive tree to get a signal to access their online college lessons.
Nearly 1.5 billion children were affected by school closures as countries locked down to prevent the disease from spreading, UNICEF said in a report. Yet at least one in three students have had no way of continuing their education at home.
More than 56,000 tests have been carried out so far across Abu Dhabi.
While many countries are still struggling to take decisions on reopening of schools at the time of pandemic, it is heartening that the UAE has put all safety measures in place and embraced a hybrid model of teaching, with many students also opting for e-learning.
Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Committee for COVID-19 pandemic, in coordination with the Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) has approved plans to reopen private schools with physical attendance for the new academic year.
Of the almost 2,000 samples, only 12 had antibodies, said Reinhard Berner from the University Hospital of Dresden, adding the first results gave no evidence that school children play a role in spreading the virus particularly quickly.