Educational institutions in Guwahati to be shut if daily COVID-19 cases reach 1,000


GUWAHATI: The Kamrup Metropolitan district administration has been authorised to close down all the educational institutions, colleges, universities, coaching institutions and all categories of student hotels only if the daily COVID-19 count in the district touches 1,000.

In a notification issued by Preetom Saikia, commissioner and secretary to the elementary/ secondary and higher education department, deputy commissioner cum district magistrate has been authorised to issue closure orders only if the 1,000 cases are detected in the district in a single day.

“In view of the rise in Covid-19 cases in Kamrup Metropolitan District, and to prevent its spread, in the event of detection of 1000 COVID-19 cases on the particular day, the Deputy Commissioner cum District Magistrate of Kamrup Metropolitan District is hereby authorized to issue orders regarding closure of all Educational Institutions (government and Non-Government), Colleges and Universities, Coaching Institutions and all category of students Hostels, till 04.05.2021.” read the order.