Himachal Pradesh: Covid restrictions extended, schools to remain closed till Sept 21

By Rajan Nath - September 14, 2021 3:09 pm

The Himachal Pradesh government on Tuesday extended Covid-19 restrictions in the state and hence the schools in the state will continue to remain closed till September.

Amid the coronavirus situation in Himachal Pradesh, the state government decided to further extend the Covid-19 restrictions.

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Himachal Pradesh: Schools to remain shut till 28 August but staff to attend

However, the latest order, issued by Chief Secretary on Tuesday, does not apply to residential schools.

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Therefore, all schools in Himachal Pradesh would continue to remain close, except residential schools till September 21.

Schools in Himachal Pradesh to stay closed till August 28 - Times of India

The order stated that “teaching and non-teaching staff would continue to attend the school."

For residential schools, guidelines developed by the Department of Education will be followed in an order to contain the spread of Covid-19.

Himachal Pradesh schools, colleges to remain shut till December 31 - Education Today News

The State Government had, earlier, decided to open under-graduate classes of degree colleges with effect from September 1.

Due to the rise in political activities and the huge movement of commuters and tourists on weekends to hills stations, the threat of 3rd wave of Covid-19 loomed large in the state.

Himachal Pradesh recorded 202 new cases of Covid-19 and three deaths on Monday.

-PTC News