Punjab Schools to Declare Holidays Due to Toxic Smog?

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While the lethal smog has taken over the land of Punjab, the government of the province is considering to shut down schools. The rising cases of health issues and road accidents have prompted the authorities to think regarding the matter.

A press conference was held on Thursday in which the advisor to CM on Health Salman Rafiq revealed that Punjab government may soon announce the short-term closure of educational institute to save children from the toxic smog.

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“This situation is going to last until the end of December, as it hasn’t rained in the central Punjab since October,” said Dr. Ghulam Rasool, Director General of the Pakistan Meteorological Department.

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What is more, doctors and health specialists have warned the patients of asthma to take measures to prevent themselves from the side-effects of smog.

In last 24 hours, the smog in Punjab has led to 610 road crashes taking the lives of 20 people and leaving 506 injured.

The data released by Provincial Monitoring Cell of Punjab Emergency Service reveals that 286 drivers, 16 underage drivers, 100 pedestrians and 371 passengers have suffered in these road accidents.

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