Source: NDTV Education
Primary schools and classes will remain closed in all districts of Assam after over 100 active coronavirus cases being reported in the state, Himanta Biswa Sarma, the state's Health Minister, said on Saturday. He said district authorities had been told to fine people Rs.1,000 for not wearing face masks in public.
Mr. Sarma told reporters in Guwahati, "In view of the rapid surge in Covid-19 cases and the threat it poses to the well-being of small children, classes of all primary-level schools will remain closed in all districts with more than 100 active cases".
"Classes in other districts - which have less than 100 cases - will continue for now, following all COVID-19 protocols," he said, adding, "In schools, we'll organize camps to vaccinate teachers over the age of 45 (and) in any other workplace having over 100 employees, we'll (also) organize vaccination drives."
School administrations were forced to opt for online classes after 20 students from Kamrup (Metro) district tested positive for the virus over the past two months.
On April 1, 49 new cases were reported in 24 hours. A week later that number was 195 and two weeks on it was 385. In the past 24 hours, 876 new cases were detected this evening.