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Punjab shuts all educational institutions; will J&K follow suit?

Last Updated on March 23, 2021 at 11:50 pm

With the neighboring state of Punjab closing down educational institutions due to rising Covid-19 cases, residents of Jammu and Kashmir are concerned if the UT administration will follow suit?

The Punjab government has announced State-wide restrictions beginning March 20, with closure of educational institutions till March 31 and restrictions on entry to cinemas and malls.

“All educational institutions, other than medical and nursing colleges, will remain closed till March 31, with restriction of 50% capacity in cinema halls and not more than 100 persons in a mall at any time,” said Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, chairing a meeting of the Covid Task Force with top officials.

In Jammu and Kashmir all the educational institutions started operations including schools, colleges and universities. However a second wave of Covid-19 has struck the country and the tally of cases is going up.