Student dies in Karachi school after falling down stairs

A ninth-grade student from a private school in Karachi's Gulberg died on Tuesday after falling down a flight of stairs

On the first day back after a six-month-long break due to the novel coronavirus, ninth grade student Areeba fell headfirst from the third step of the stairs

School owner Asif Khan said after Areeba's fall, she was immediately rushed to the hospital, where she passed away

He added Areeba was in good health when she arrived at school and her temperature was normal

However, she was having difficulty in breathing due to the face mask which has been made mandatory by the federal government to contain the spread of the virus

Educational institutions reopened across the country today, ending a six-month-long break due to the emergence of the novel coronavirus in Pakistan

The Ministry of Education announced that in the first phase of reopening, all higher education institutions - from class IX to XII and above - will resume classes from today

In the second phase, secondary schools will reopen and in the third phase, primary schools will resume

According to the standard operating procedures (SOPs) issued by the government, masks are mandatory for all students and teachers, while the administration must ensure the availability of sanitizers at the gate


Date:16-Sep-2020 Reference:View Original Link