The Punjab province in Pakistan is experiencing a severe cold wave. The cold is so intense that it has led to the outbreak of pneumonia in the Punjab province of Pakistan.
Due to pneumonia, at least 36 children have lost their lives. Concerned about the escalating impact of the cold, the administration has imposed a ban on morning prayer assemblies in schools. This information was provided in an official statement.
In an official statement issued by the Punjab government, it was stated, "Due to the severe cold in Punjab, at least 36 children have lost their lives to pneumonia.
Consequently, the government has been compelled to impose a ban on morning prayer assemblies in schools until January 31."
Holidays have also been declared for nursery, prep, and playgroup classes, extending until January 19. It is noteworthy that last year, 990 children in Punjab lost their lives to pneumonia.
Mohsin Naqvi, the Acting Chief Minister of the Punjab province, held extensive discussions with senior doctors regarding adopting preventive measures to protect children from pneumonia.
An advisory has been released for children in response to the rising cases of pneumonia due to the severe cold. Children are advised to wear masks as a precautionary measure. The advisory further suggests that children showing symptoms of cough, fever, or a sore throat should avoid from attending school.
Moreover, they are recommended to wash their hands, eat well, and wear warm clothing.