Imphal: The government of Manipur has recently decided to close all the schools across the state till next week due to the current surge in covid-19 cases. On Tuesday, the government released an official communication in which School education Commissioner, H Gyan Prakash said the test positivity ratio was over 15 per cent in the state forcing the authorities to take this step.
All schools – government, state-aided, and private schools affiliated to other boards — will be closed with immediate effect till July 24 in the public interest, the order stated. Many schools were scheduled to reopen after the summer vacation on July 16, it said.
The chief minister Biren Singh earlier said that the Manipur government will concern about the health of children under the age of 12 as there was no vaccine available for kids under the given age in Manipur.