School, colleges to remain shut in Bihar, other states amid Covid-19 spike
Bihar on Saturday became the latest state to order all schools, colleges and other educational institutions to shut down amid a severe increase in the cases of the coronavirus disease. Schools, colleges and other educational institutions across the country were shut down in March last year when the coronavirus pandemic first broke out in the country. Some reopened later, however, the recent upsurge in Covid-19 cases has forced several state governments to close down their schools and educational institutions.
Bihar: All schools, colleges and other educational institutions, which were to reopen on April 5, have been ordered to remain closed till April 11. All institutions have been directed to reschedule tests and examinations accordingly, the state’s home department said in a release. The decision was taken by the crisis management group of the state government after Chief Minister Nitish Kumar consulted officials at a high-level meeting to consider the chance of closing schools and colleges.
Maharashtra: Authorities in several districts in Maharashtra have asked all government and private schools, colleges, and hostels to remain closed till further notice amid a spike in coronavirus cases. Students from Class 1 to Class 8 in Maharashtra will be promoted to the next class without any examination, state school education minister Varsha Gaikwad said on Saturday. A decision regarding students of Classes 9 and 11 will soon be taken, she said