Schools in Pondy to be shut from March 22 till May 31

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Puducherry, Mar 19 (PTI) The territorial administration has ordered closure of all schools for classes I to VIII from March 22 till May 31.

The holiday is applicable to all schools adopting either the state board or CBSE or ICSE pattern of curriculum.

The step has been taken in view of the sudden spike in number of COVID-19 cases in the Union Territory, a press release from Director of School Education P T Rudra Goud said here on Friday.

The closure has also been decided in response to the suggestion the high-level vaccine committee had given for closure of institutions at its meeting on March 18, Goud said.

The committee headed by Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry Tamilisai Soundarajan reviewed the pandemic situation in Puducherry and ordered closure of the schools, he said.

Classes for IX, X and XII would, however, be conducted for five days (Monday to Friday) a week, he added. PTI COR NVG NVG