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Himachal Pradesh closes all educational institutes till March 31

Himachal Pradesh closes all educational institutes till March 31

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  16 March 2020 6:23 AM GMT

SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has informed the State Assembly that all government and private schools, colleges and universities in the State will remain closed till March 31 as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

“Though not a single positive case has been reported from the State so far, as a precaution we have decided to close all educational institutes, anganwadis and creches till March 31,” the Chief Minister said.

A notification was issued earlier about the postponement of all fairs, festivals, religious functions and sports events with immediate effect. “A total of 593 people with travel history to coronavirus-hit countries have been reported in the State. The samples of seven suspected persons have tested negative,” the Chief Minister said. (IANS)

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