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COVID-19 Surge in Manipur: Schools to remain closed till July 24

All the schools (government/government aided/private schools/schools affiliated to CBSE) located in Manipur will be closed for conduct of classes with immediate effect

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 13 Jul 2022, 2:47 pm

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Following the escalation of COVID-19 positive cases over the last few days and as precautionary measures, the State Education (School) Department has issued an order for closing offline classes with immediate effect. 

In an order signed by the commissioner of education- school, government of Manipur, H Gyan Prakash, it stated that there has been a recent increase in the absolute number of COVID-19 positive cases and the test positivity ratio is over 15 per cent in the state. 

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Children below 12 years of age are yet to be vaccinated, thus increasing their vulnerability to get infected by COVID-19 significantly, it added.

In consideration for the health safety of children, all the schools (government/government aided/ private schools/schools affiliated to CBSE) located in the state shall be closed for conduct of classes with immediate effect and shall remain closed till July 24 in public interest, the order stated.

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In a government order issued earlier it was mentioned that the schools were scheduled to reopen after the holiday on July 16.

Over the last few days, COVID-19 positive cases have been in the two-digit zone and with 59 testing positive on Tuesday, the total number of active cases in the state have risen to 216.

 

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First published:12 Jul 2022, 4:39 pm

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