India: Ladakh schools closed till April 30 amid Covid-19 outbreak

India/ 18 April 2021/ Source/ https://www.indiatoday.in/

Ladakh schools, coaching centres have been closed till April 30 due to the rising number of Covid-19 cases.

Ladakh schools closed till April 30. Shrikant Balasaheb Suse, Chairman, district disaster management authority, has issued a notice, asking all government and private schools along with coaching centres to remain closed till April 30 amid the Covid-19 outbreak across the country.

Excerpts from Ladakh schools closure notice

“All (Govt/Private) schools including residential hostels/schools in Leh district shall remain closed for imparting on-campus/in-person education to the students of all classes up to and including Class 12 with immediate effect till April 30,” the order read. It said all institutions imparting in-person coaching or tuition to the students will also remain closed till April 30.

 

Online classes in Ladakh and e-learning will be encouraged with strict adherence to all Covid-19 precautionary measures.

 

Suse, who is also Deputy Commissioner Leh, said the decision to order the closure of schools was taken due to the sudden spike in Covid-19 cases in the district and in the interest of public health and safety.

 

Number of Covid-19 cases in LadakhLadakh recorded 245 new Covid-19 cases, the highest single-day spike this year, pushing the virus case count in the Union territory to 11,709, an official bulletin said on Saturday. The detection of the new cases — 236 in Leh and nine in Kargil — during the past 24 hours, raised the number of active cases to 1,363, the bulletin released by the Directorate of Health Services, Ladakh said.

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