10 Mar, 2021

Schools in some cities of Punjab, and Peshawar are closing down for two weeks due to rising coronavirus cases, Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood announced on Wednesday afternoon. Of course, reactions across the country were mixed, with students in Sindh, Balochistan and the rest of KP asking why they weren't being sent home too.

Mahmood said on Wednesday that educational institutions in seven cities of Punjab will close down for two weeks from March 15. These cities are Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Lahore, Gujrat, Multan, Rawalpindi and Sialkot.

Islamabad schools will also shut down and the AJK government will decide what to do for schools in Muzaffarabad.

Schools in Sindh and Balochistan will continue to operate with 50% attendance every day.

Twitter erupted on Wednesday afternoon after the announcement.

Students were salty over being excluded.

Some said it's time to head north.

Some people went a step further.

University students had some demands too.

Some people actually want to go to school.

And some parents want their kids to go too.

Everyone is convinced this person can see the future.

Shafqat Mahmood is a Gen Z hero,

Shafqat Mahmood 2023!

While we're here for the jokes and memes, we have to remind you that coronavirus cases are rising, as is the positivity rate. Wear masks, stay safe and stay home everyone!