Amid Omicron surge, these states, union territories have shut schools again: See full list here

ZeeBiz WebTeam | Jan 04, 2022, 07:14 PM IST

Schools Closed due to COVID-19: Rising number of Omicron cases in the country has forced states to shut schools once again for the sake of students’ safety. When the COVID-19 pandemic first broke out in 2020, the schools and other educational institutions were closed across the country. The schools and colleges were then reopened in a phased manner. However, the schools were again closed due to the second wave of the pandemic last year.

Again, the schools were being reopened in a phased manner until Omicron variant hit back again. The rising number of cases in the country has led to the closure of the schools once again. Here is a list of the states and union territories that have closed down the schools:

 

 

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Delhi

Delhi

The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) directed to close down all schools as per a report by news agency ANI on December 28, 2021. However, it must be noted that the online teaching-learning activities, CBSE registration, exams and related activities for classes 11 to 12 would be conducted as per schedule. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also informed that Yellow alert of the Graded Response Plan came into effect as per the report. Source: Reuters

 

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Maharashtra

Maharashtra

News agency ANI tweeted from its official Twitter handle informing that Mumbai schools for classes 1 to 9 to be closed till January 31, 2022. The tweet said, "Maharashtra | Mumbai schools for classes 1 to 9 to be closed till 31st January, in view of rising COVID19 cases. School for classes 10 & 12 to continue: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMc)." Source: Reuters

 

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West Bengal

West Bengal

In view of the rising number of COVID-19 cases, the West Bengal government also has shut down schools and other educational institutions from January 3, 2022 until further notice, as per an ANI report. Source: Reuters

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Telangana

Telangana

The Telangana government has also decided to close down schools in the state from January 8 to January 16 due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the state, as per an ANI report. The decision was taken in a meeting convened by Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao. Source: Reuters

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Rajasthan

Rajasthan

Amid the rising number of Omicron cases, the Rajasthan government imposed fresh set of COVID-19 guidelines, as per an ANI report. It has further instructed to shut down the schools in Jaipur till January 9, 2022, for classes 1 to 8. Source: Reuters

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Haryana

Haryana

Due to a surge in Omicron cases, the schools and colleges in Haryana have been shut down till January 12. This order extends to all educational institutes such as schools, colleges, coaching institutes, Anganwadi centres, etc. Source: Reuters

 

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Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh

The schools in several areas of Uttar Pradesh such as Noida, Ghaziabad, Hapur, and Greater Noida have been shut down due to a surge in Omicron cases in the state. Source: Reuters