COVID-19: After Bengaluru, Mysuru schools shut upto Class 10, says report

COVID-19 cases in India: Mysuru Deputy Commissioner announced that all schools will remain closed till further orders due to rising covid cases.

COVID-19: After Bengaluru, Mysuru schools shut upto Class 10, says report Mysuru schools shut
Vagisha Kaushik | Jan 11, 2022 - 10:32 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: As Karnataka witnesses a surge in COVID-19 cases, Mysuru Deputy Commissioner announced that schools will remain closed for Classes LKG to 10 from tomorrow till further orders, as per The Hindu report.

Anganwadi centres will also reportedly remain closed from Wednesday until further orders. The Deputy Commissioner has instructed schools to hold online classes for these students.

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The Karnataka government last Tuesday decided to impose weekend curfew and extend the night curfew for two weeks in Bengaluru in view of the alarming rise in number of COVID-19 cases. The government also decided to shut schools and pre-university colleges except for 10th and 12th standard students for two weeks.

"We have decided that barring 10th and 12th classes, schools will be shut for rest of the classes in Bengaluru. These COVID rules will come into effect from Wednesday night," Karnataka Revenue Minister R Ashoka told reporters. Ashoka said there will be weekend curfew for two weeks from 10 PM on Friday to 5 AM on Monday. All essential services will continue, he added.

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In a related development, the Haryana government has also decided to shut schools, colleges in the state in view of a sudden spike in Covid-19, Omicron cases in India. The Haryana education minister Kanwar Pal said that all schools are instructed to shut schools, colleges till January 26, 2022.

The Uttar Pradesh government on Sunday ordered closure of all schools till January 16 and said the night curfew will continue to be in force between 10 pm and 6 am in the state.

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The Rajasthan government on Sunday announced the closure of schools in urban areas, Sunday curfews, time limits on markets and a cap on occupancy at restaurants and movie theatres in view of a surge in COVID-19 cases.

Union territories Jammu and Kashmir and Puducherry also decided to shut schools.

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