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Governor opens Corona Telemedicine Centre at FJMU

LAHORE:02 April:Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar has inaugurated Corona Telemedicine Center at Fatima Jinnah Medical University (FJMU) Lahore on Wednesday. Talking to media on this occasion, Punjab Governor Chaudhry Sarwar said we also invite the opposition to join us in the fight against corona pandemic. The entire world has given in to this dreadful virus as coping with it is no more an easy task and situation in America is also before all of us.

Punjab studies chloroquine as possible treatment for COVID-19

LAHORE:01 April: The Punjab government has stepped up its efforts in making a breakthrough in finding a cure for COVID-19, the mysterious disease which has so far infected more than half a million people and claiming lives of nearly 40,000 in 202 countries and territories around the world. Chief Minister Usman Buzdar has vowed to exhaust all available resources for research in this connection. Provincial health minister, Dr Yasmin Rashid has also said that chloroquine phosphate, touted as a potential cure to the novel coronavirus, could be used to treat the infected patients.

Higher education institutions suspend operations until May 31

LAHORE:01 April:In pursuance of the instructions by the Punjab government in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic, all Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) have suspended their academic operations and closed down until 31st May, 2020. A meeting of following committee constituted by Punjab Higher Education Commission was held here Tuesday to discuss online teaching learning process during this period and to assess readiness of universities for preparation to upload lectures/course materials/assignments on Learning Management System (LMS).

Higher education institutions suspend operations until May 31

LAHORE:01 April:In pursuance of the instructions by the Punjab government in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic, all Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) have suspended their academic operations and closed down until 31st May, 2020. A meeting of following committee constituted by Punjab Higher Education Commission was held here Tuesday to discuss online teaching learning process during this period and to assess readiness of universities for preparation to upload lectures/course materials/assignments on Learning Management System (LMS).

LGH completed arrangements for setting up corona wards and ICUs in two nearby private hospitals

Lahore:31 March: Lahore General Hospital (LGH) has completed arrangements for setting up corona wards and ICUs in two nearby private hospitals and has released the duty roster of doctors and paramedics. Principal Postgraduate Medical Institute Prof Dr Alfreed Zafar visited these hospitals on Monday and issued necessary instructions to the LGH administration.

LCWU suspends online classes; PU to continue

LAHORE:31 March:In line with directions of the federal HEC, Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) has announced treating the ongoing closure until May 31 as summer vacation and suspended online classes for its students. It is pertinent to mention that recently the HEC had asked universities to start teaching online if they had well-instituted and operational learning management system (LMS); otherwise, the universities might choose to remain closed for all formal academic processes until May 31, 2020, and consider the break period as summer vacation.

Promotion of class 1 to 8 students without exams discussed

LAHORE:31 March: Chief Secretary Major (r) Azam Suleman Khan has directed that in order to contain spread of coronavirus, participants in Tableeghi Ijtmaats be stopped in the district where they are present and screening of all of them, including foreigners be conducted. He issued these directions while presiding over a meeting to review administrative affairs, testing process of coronavirus and steps to minimise educational losses due to the lockdown. Senior Member Board of Revenue (SMBR), Additional Chief Secretary Home, IG Punjab and officers concerned attended the meeting.

WB, UN bodies helping Pakistan minimise educational disruption amid COVID-19 crisis

Lahore:31 March:The COVID-19 pandemic that resulted in the closure of most of the educational institutions across the globe has also affected the education of 46.8 million schoolchildren in Pakistan. The data of the United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organisation (Unesco) shows that 8.6 million of them are enrolled at pre-primary learning centres, 22.9 million at primary schools, 13.36 million at secondary schools and 1.88 million at tertiary-level institutions.

University of Engineering produces sanitizer, soaps and sprays

LAHORE :29 March: Two working groups from Chemical Engineering and Chemistry departments of University of Engineering and Technology, under the supervision of their deans, have produced multiple lines of sanitisers, liquid disinfectant soaps, herbal antiviral disinfectants, and alcohol-based sprays. The groups have produced these items according to the formulations recommended by World Health Organisation (WHO). The university has distributed sanitisers and disinfectant liquid soap among 163 international students who are living in the hostels, guards, and other essential staff.

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