Punjab came up with a high number of covid-19 cases after Maharashtra and Kerala. This condition has forced the Punjab government to take immediate action. As an action, the Punjab government-imposed night curfews in four districts on Friday and closed all schools amid the covid-19 outbreak in the state, according to the officials. As per the reports, the night curfew is imposed from 11 pm to 5 pm in eight districts- Ludhiana, Patiala, Maholi, Fatehgarh sahib, Jalandhar, Nawanshahr, Kapurthala, Hoshiarpur.
The department of school education has declared “preparatory leaves” for all classes in government and private schools, state education minister vijay Inder Singla said.
However, the teachers will continue to remain present in the schools. The students who want to take any guidance from their teachers regarding exam preparation can come to school, the minister said. He said that the final examination in schools would be conducted offline while adhering to the covid-19 guidelines strictly.
The detailed direction for conducting examinations while ensuring compliance with covid-19 guidelines would be soon, Singla said.
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