Shimla: In the wake of rising COVID-19 cases in the state, the Himachal Pradesh government on Tuesday announced that all schools in the state, except residential schools, will remain closed till September 21. This decision has come after the cabinet meeting. , under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur. Also read- Andhra Pradesh government extends night curfew till 30 September. important details inside
According to a Times Now report, after the decision, the exams for classes 9 to 12 will be conducted online in the state. On the other hand, residential schools will be asked to follow the COVID protocols such as maintaining social distancing, wearing masks etc. “For residential schools, the SOPs developed by the education department will be followed to contain COVID-19”, Urban Development Minister Suresh Bhardwaj told news agency ANI. Also Read – Madhya Pradesh Government Allows Schools To Reopen From This Date As There Has Been A Decline In The Cases Of Kovid. Deets Inside
In view of the cases of Kovid-19 in Himachal Pradesh, all schools in the state except residential schools will remain closed till September 21: State Government
— ANI (@ANI) September 14, 2021
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Earlier last month, the Himachal Pradesh government had given permission to open schools for students of classes 10 to 12. Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur had said that the students of class 5 and 8 can also visit the schools to clear their doubts regarding the subjects. The state cabinet had also allowed coaching institutes to strictly follow the COVID Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
Notably, several states/UTs have reopened schools and colleges, or are planning to do so in the coming days, as the second wave of COVID-19 strikes back across the country. However, in some states like Kerala, Maharashtra, Himachal Pradesh, there is a sudden jump in the cases of corona.