Himachal Pradesh shuts educational institutions after increase in COVID-19 cases

Himachal Pradesh shuts educational institutions after increase in COVID-19 cases
Press Trust of India | Nov 11, 2020 - 9:43 a.m. IST
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SHIMLA: Due to a spurt in COVID-19 cases, the Himachal Pradesh Government has decided to close all educational institutions for a fortnight, a minister said on Tuesday.

The decision to close educational institutions from November 11 to November 25 was taken during the meeting here on Tuesday, parliamentary affairs minister Suresh Bhardwaj said.

Bhardwaj said the cabinet decided to grant special vacation to all government and private schools, colleges, ITIs, polytechnics, engineering colleges and coaching institutes from November 11 to November 25 for students, teaching and non-teaching staff in view of the COVID-19 situation.

The education institutions had recently opened after a lockdown was imposed in the state in March to check the spread of coronavirus. The state cabinet also decided to recommend to the Governor to convene the state assembly winter session from December 7 to December 11 in Dharamshala while it agreed on organising the next Janmanch on December 5.

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