Bihar schools, colleges, coaching institutes to remain closed till April 18

The Bihar government has decided to keep schools, colleges, coaching institutes shut till April 18. Source - India Today

The Bihar Disaster Management decided on Friday to keep Bihar schools, colleges, coaching institutes closed till April 18. Private offices will work only on 35 percent attendance. It has also allocated a few other preventative measures because of the rise in Covid-19 cases in recent days across the country.

Chief Minister's Statement:

“The order to close all schools, colleges and coaching institutes in the state from April 5 to April 11 has been extended for one more week,” CM Nitish Kumar said on Friday while informing the media about the precautions his government is taking to contain the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Steps taken for preventing the spread

All shops, except restaurants, hotels, and dhabas, have been asked to close at 7 pm till April 30. All shops must have sanitizers for the customers and a mask is mandatory for all. But only 50% of customers of the seating capacity will be allowed in restaurants, dhabas, and cinema halls. All religious places will be closed for common people while the mask is a must in parks and gardens. No gathering is allowed at public places while only 50 guests in a ‘shradh’ and 200 in wedding functions are allowed. Public transport has restrictions to carry only 50% of passengers to the seating capacity.

However, pre-scheduled examinations would be held amid stringent enforcement of Covid-19 guidelines such as wearing masks and maintaining social distancing, a senior official said.

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