UP CM Yogi Adityanath announces to shut all educational institutes till 30 April amid rising COVID-19 cases

Apart from schools and colleges, UP CM Yogi Adityanath, has also directed shutting down of Coaching centres and conducting pre-scheduled examinations.

The alarming rise of Covid-19 cases are yet again bringing the nation to a near standstill. Over the last week, a majority of Indian states announced a slew of restrictions to curb the spread of novel Coronavirus.

Now, Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath on Sunday, announced that all government and non-government educational institutes will remain closed till April 30. An ANI report suggests that Mr Adityanath has also directed shutting down of Coaching centres and conducting Pre-scheduled examinations.

“Classes of all the government/non-government schools from classes 1 to 12 will remain close in the state until April 30. Coaching centres will be closed. Pre-scheduled examinations may take place during this period. Teachers and other staff can be present as per the requirement,” said Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath, on Sunday.

On Saturday, Yogi Adityanath reportedly directed the officers to ensure that no more than five people are allowed to enter a religious place at a time. Uttar Pradesh’s Lucknow, Kanpur, Prayagraj, Varanasi, Noida, Agra, Meerut and Ghaziabad have imposed a night curfew in view of the rising COVID-19 cases.

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath was quoted by the news agency ANI as he said, “The state has better resources and experience to contain the spread of Covid-19. COVID management should be used effectively. Integrated command and control centres are installed in all districts which should be used optimally and effectively to combat pandemics.”

India registered 1,52,879 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours and the caseload has seen an unprecedented spike to 1,33,58,805, while the active cases breached the 11-lakh mark for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra has seen the highest spike in Covid-19 cases, compared to the other states. According to the Union Health Ministry report, Maharashtra reported 13,301 new cases and 301 deaths in the last 24 hours.

There are currently 5,36,063 active cases in Maharashtra. As many as 26,95,148 recoveries and 57,329 deaths have been reported so far.

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