Covid-19: Schools in Himachal to remain closed till September 4

Tribune News Service

Shimla, August 24

With the Covid situation in the state far from satisfactory, Himachal Government on Tuesday decided to extend closure of all schools till September 4 to ensure break in the transmission chain.

The decision was taken by the cabinet at its meeting chaired by Chief Minister Jai ram Thakur, here today. Earlier, the Government had ordered closure of schools till August 28 and with the next two days being a holiday, schools were to open on August 30.

A presentation was made on Covid-19 situation in the State and preparedness to effectively tackle the possible third corona wave before the cabinet. Contrary to expectations that the cabinet would give nod to stricter Covid restrictions, barring extending closure of schools till September 4, no such thing has been done.

Though the daily new Covid cases remain below 250 but the high fatality figure of six and five in the last two days has certainly caused concern. The existing restrictions including mandatory RTPCR negative report not older than 72 hours or vaccine certificates to enter the state will remain enforced.

Courtesy: Tribune News Service

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