Source: NDTV Education
The state government said on Saturday all Schools, colleges in Bihar will remain Closed till April 11. The government of chief minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday came out with a number of fresh restrictions in order to contain the spread of COVID-19, which has seen a country-wide rise in the recent past.
The state's home department has issued Fresh guidelines after a high-level meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who reviewed the situation in the state. According to the department, they said in a release, the Reopening of schools and colleges, which was scheduled for April 5, has been deferred to April 11 and all institutions have been directed to reschedule tests and examinations.
Recently, the Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) had announced Class 12 final exam results. This year, 78.04 percent of students passed in Science, Arts, and Commerce streams. A total of 13,40,267 students had appeared in the exam.
Bihar has been witnessing a spike of fresh cases. The state now has 2,942 active cases, a more than two-fold rise since a week ago. In the last 24 hours, the number of new infections reported stood at 836. Due to which the recovery rate in Bihar, which was more than 99 percent has now dropped to 98.31 percent.