April 19, 2021 1:20:10 pm
The West Bengal state government Monday decided to shut down all state government-run schools amid a rising number of COVID-19 cases. Education minister Partha Chatterjee announced that the schools will remain closed until further notice. The government has also announced early summer vacations.
All the state government-run schools to remain closed from tomorrow till further notice. Early summer vacation has been announced, in view of the surge in COVID-19 cases, said Chatterjee. The government has also announced the summer vacation for government schools from May 7 onwards.
Similarly, the Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) government Sunday decided to shut down all educational institutes across the union territory until May 15. The decision has been taken due to a spike in the COVID-19 cases and a worsening situation across the country.
Meanwhile, several universities including Bangalore University, Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) have also deferred UG, PG exams amid an increasing number of COVID-19 cases.
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