Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has decided to shut all educational institutions in the state till April 18.
While interacting with reporters in Patna, Kumar said that the second wave of coronavirus is stronger and is spreading quickly in rural and urban areas. “We have imposed a partial lockdown and night curfew to stop transmission of corona in the state. We have been witnessing that the virus is infecting school children more this time. Hence, all educational institutes including schools, colleges and coaching centres will be shut till April 18. We will take a further decision about their opening after the assessment of the situation,” he added.
Earlier, the state government announced that educational institutions will be shut till April 11 but it has now extended by another week.
“Apart from educational institutes, special guidelines have been issued for retail entities including that they have to operate till 7 p.m. every day for the rest of this month. Each shop has to follow the Covid guidelines including wearing masks and using sanitizers. They can allow only 25 percent customers against their actual capacity,” Kumar said.
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