Source: NDTV Education
Leh district of Ladakh on Saturday ordered the closure of all government and private schools along with coaching centers till April 30 due to a spike in Covid-19 cases. The order was issued by Shrikant Balasaheb Suse, Chairman, district disaster management authority, warning that any violation of the directions will invite strict action under relevant sections of law.
“All (Govt/Private) schools including residential hostels/schools in Leh district shall remain closed for imparting on-campus/in-person education to the students of all classes up to and including Class 12 with immediate effect till April 30,” the order read. It said all institutions imparting in-person coaching or tuition to the students will also remain closed till April 30.
However, the order said online classes and e-learning would be encouraged with strict adherence to all Covid-19 precautionary measures. Mr. Suse, who is also Deputy Commissioner of Leh, said the decision to order the closure of schools was taken due to the sudden spike in COVID-19 cases in the district and in the interest of public health and safety.
In the bulletin released by the Directorate of Health Services, Ladakh said, the union territory has recorded 245 new Covid-19 cases, the highest single-day spike this year, pushing the virus case count in the Union territory to 11,709, on Saturday. The detection of the new cases raised the number of active cases to 1,363.