Ladakh announces closing of schools till April 30 amid coronavirus havoc

Schools will remain shut down till April 30 amid the rising cases of coronavirus. District disaster management Chairman, Shrikant Balasaheb Suse has asked all government and private schools along with coaching centres to remain closed. 

The order issued amid the novel coronavirus outbreak across the country reads that “All 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." No in-person coaching or tuition to the students will be allowed till April 30. Only online classes and e-learning will be encouraged. Deputy commissioner of Leh said that the decision is in the interest of public health and safety. Less and less contact will help to break the chain of virus. The new strain reported across the country is contracting from small kids to aged people. Current condition has already reported shortage of necessary medicines and oxygen unit because of which lockdown in many states is imposed to break the chain of contraction with virus.

However, talking about Ladakh's coronavirus condition, state recorded 245 new cases. The fresh cases are pushing the virus case count in the Union territory to 11,709. The detection of the new cases 236 in Leh and nine in Kargil rraised the number of active cases to 1,363, the bulletin released by the Directorate of Health Services, Ladakh said.

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