With the spike in Covid-19 cases in Punjab, the Punjab government announced that the schools and colleges to close by 31st March. The announcement made soon after the Punjab State Education Department decided to postpone the high school and intermediate board exams due to pandemic.
As per the latest orders, schools and colleges closed till the end of March and a night curfew is imposed in 11 districts of Punjab.
Previously, as per the announcement released by School Minister Vijay Inder Singla, the Punjab government had already announced the preparatory leaves for private, government, and affiliated schools.
Closure of Punjab Schools and Colleges
With the continuous increase in the count of Covid-19 cases in Punjab, the state education department announced to postpone the class 10 and class 12 board exams to 9th April and 22nd March respectively. As per the report, the 10th class exams will be held from 04th May to 24th May, whereas the class 12th board exams will commence from 20th April to 24th May.
Due to an increase in the number of coronavirus cases, Punjab schools and colleges are closed till 31st March as per the guidelines issued by the state government. Additionally, on Friday, the School Education Minister Vijay Inder Singla declared the preparatory leaves for all schools.
Night Curfew Imposed In Punjab
On Thursday, the Union Health Ministry noted that Punjab reported 1350+ new Covid-19 cases and 17 deaths in the last 24 hours. Hence, keeping these in mind, the state government imposed a night curfew in 11 districts. These Punjab districts will remain closed from 11 Pm to 5 Am.