New SOPs for Karachi schools amid surge in dengue, malaria

KARACHI - Karachi Commissioner has issued new SOPs for all public and private schools regarding dengue and malaria on Saturday, suspending holding of assemblies and PT sessions in all schools at least for a month.  According to SOPs issued by the Commissioner of Karachi, it will be a perquisite for students to wear full-sleeve shirts whereas schools will be bound to conduct fumigation drive on a regular basis in order to deal with dengue and malaria. Furthermore, the fresh SOPs will be applicable to all public and private schools across the megacity. The schools were also directed to hold dengue and malaria awareness sessions to educate masses regarding the spread of vector-borne disease. A strict action will be taken against those who will violate the SOPs.

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