Haryana : Government, Private school closed for upto class 8th students


 By Muskaan Kher

Haryana: Due to rising Covid cases, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar announced closure of all Primary and Middle schools till April 30.

Speaking to the media after chairing the eighth meeting of the Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA), Khattar assured that the government is “continuously keeping an eye” on the Covid situation in the state, which has been seeing a surge in infections.

“We are continuously keeping an eye on the situation. Yesterday, the Prime Minister also held a video conference with all Chief Ministers, directions have been given… We will handle this on the basis of different cities. We will definitely have to be strict, a lot of things we have already said from before to implement  social distancing using masks, sanitisation, reduce gatherings. We have also decided to close primary and middle schools until April 30,” said Khattar.

“After this, whatever is needed, we will see, but overall, normal life should continue, panic should not be created like it had happened initially last year… so much panic had spread in March and April. There should not be any panic. In provisions, both preventive and punitive, including vaccination, we are continuously identifying active patients, their treatment is also being done. This time, most patients are being isolated at home and the need to come to hospital is not being felt so much. Even then, there are arrangements in hospitals, there is no kind of panic that we will not be able to control this. I am completely confident that with all these arrangements, the way in which we had controlled the situation earlier, we will control the situation again,” he said.

Haryana recorded the highest daily spike in over four months on Thursday as 2,872 more people tested positive for coronavirus. The tally rose to 3.08 lakh, the highest since November 20.