Lower primary schools in Assam districts with over 100 active COVID cases to be shut

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Guwahati, Apr 18 (PTI) Lower primary schools in the Assam districts that have more than a hundred active COVID-19 cases will be shut, officials said on Sunday.

The deputy commissioner of a district can order the closure of the lower primary schools and pre-primary schools if the active cases cross the 100-mark, they said.

The decision was taken considering the steady rise in the number of active COVID-19 cases in some districts, they added.

An order to implement the decision was issued on Saturday and it will remain in force up to May 8 or until further directions, they said.

However, in the districts where the active cases are below the 100-mark, the lower primary schools (classes 1 to 5) and pre-primary schools will function as per the guidelines issued by the Education Department in December last year, officials said. PTI ESB SBN SOM SOM