Himachal Pradesh schools, colleges to remain closed till April 15 amid pandemic

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Educational establishments in Himachal Pradesh will remain closed till April 15 due to the continuing Covid-19 surge, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur mentioned on Thursday. The state authorities had earlier closed colleges, colleges, and different academic establishments from March 27 to April 4, however the closure has now been prolonged upto April 15, he advised reporters in Kullu.

The chief minister mentioned that the three Himachal Pradesh districts bordering (*15*) reminiscent of Una, Kangra, and Solan are registering numerous new Covid-19 circumstances lately.

The state authorities has already put some restrictions on social gatherings and began strict enforcement of mask-wearing, he mentioned, including that the hoteliers have been requested to comply with Covid-19 pointers.

Himachal Pradesh at present has 32,21 lively Covid-19 circumstances, up from round 200 circumstances on February 25.  Una (712), Kangra (684) and Solan (527) are at present the worst-hit districts, information launched by the state well being division said.

However, the tribal districts of Kinnaur and Lahaul-Spiti have seven and nil lively circumstances, respectively, it added.

The hill state recorded 409 new Covid-19 circumstances, whereas 4 sufferers succumbed to the virus on Thursday, the info added.  The complete variety of Covid-19 circumstances within the state has reached to 64,014 and the dying toll to 1,039 on Thursday, it added.

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