Madhya Pradesh closes schools for Class 1 to 12 till Jan 31 as COVID-19 cases rise

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Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday announced suspension of physical classes or offline classes from class 1 to 12 till January 31. The decision has been taken in view of the increase in COVID-19 cases in the state.

The Chief Minister said, “All government and private schools will remain closed for students of classes 1-12 between January 15 and January 31. There will be a ban on all political and religious gatherings and fairs. There is no restriction on Makar Sankranti ‘snan’. “

Addressing a meeting today, Shivraj Singh Chouhan asked the schools to shift the learning activities to virtual mode by January 31. After this, a review meeting will be held to monitor the situation in the state and take further action, he said.

Meanwhile, the pre-board examinations for classes 10 and 12 which were scheduled to begin from January 20, 2022, will be conducted as per schedule in ‘Take Home Examination’ format. Chouhan asked the school administration to make arrangements in this regard.

Around the fair season in various towns and cities across the state, the chief minister has ordered a complete ban on public gatherings and activities that may attract crowds. As per the new guidelines, sporting activities can be conducted but with a limited number of people.

First published:January 14, 2022, 3:52 pm

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