COVID-19: Primary schools in Assam to remain close till May 8


Guwahati:  The Assam Government on Sunday issued a notification that all Lower Primary Schools,  pre-primary, up to class 5 in COVID-19 affected districts will be closed wherein there are more than 100 positive cases of COVID-19 (on an average) till May 8.

Assam Health, Education and Finance Minister on Sunday shared the information through his official Twitter handle.

Taking to his Twitter Dr. Sarma wrote, “IMPORTANT INFORMATION All Lower Primary Schools, incl pre-primary, upto class 5 in #Covid_19 affected districts (100 cases +) in Assam shall remain closed till May 8 or until further orders. Please read this notification from Education Department.”

At present eight districts of the state, including Kamrup metro, Kamrup rural, Dibrugarh, Nagaon, Sonitpur, Cachar, Jorhat and Tinisukia have reported more than 100 active Covid-19 cases.
However, in the districts where the number of victims is less, schools will not be closed. 

Meanwhile, in view of a rapid surge in Covid-19 cases, Assam government has made mask wearing mandatory, failing which the defaulters will have to pay a fine of Rs 1000