Mizoram Decides To Shut Schools Again As Kids Tests Positive

Mizoram has decided to close all schools and hostels from Monday for two weeks as the state observes “Covid-19 No Tolerance Fortnight”, officials said. The state’s Education Minister Lalchhandama Ralte said the “decision had to be taken keeping in view the imminent widespread of the Covid virus among students of Class 10 and 12 , who are to face their board examinations early next year, and hence schools and hostels had been opened for them from October 16.” The schools and hostels may be opened after November 9 if “the pandemic situation improved and community spread could be contained during the fortnight,” an official statement quoted the Education Minister as saying. The Education Minister reiterated that the health and safety of the students must remain a priority and that all SOP issued by the government must be strictly adhered to in every school and hostel. Till now this is the only state in india, till to register covid19 fatality.

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