COVID-19: Schools in Bangalore, Delhi, Haryana & Ladakh to Shut
Vacant flats owned by the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board would be used for quarantine, said Kejriwal.
In a recent update, Primary and Secondary Education Minister S Suresh Kumar announced that schools in Bangalore are to suspend classes immediately.
In order to contain the spread of the coronavirus, schools have been asked to complete examinations from class 7 to class 9 by 23 March reported The News Minute. Kumar added that schools should declare study leave until the examinations, and only ask pupils to come in time for the exams.
This comes after, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced earlier on Thursday, 12 March, that all cinema halls will remain shut in Delhi till 31 March.He also added that schools and colleges where exams are not being held currently will also remain shut, reported ANI.
Currently, schools in Haryana remain shut, and the Ladakh administration has declared all schools and colleges to remain closed till 31 March as well. The Haryana government has called it a state epidemic.
Under the Epidemic Disease Act, state governments can take steps towards containment.
The AAP government has called coronavirus an epidemic in Delhi and assured citizens that hospital facilities are equipped to deal with the health crisis.
Meanwhile, PTI reported Kejriwal also announced that vacant flats owned by the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board would be used for quarantine.
(With inputs from ANI,PTI and The News Minute )
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