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Will J&K shut schools once again as Corona cases rise across country?

Last Updated on March 16, 2021 at 1:29 pm

With the spike in Coronavirus cases across the country and many states imposing partial lockdowns, parents in Jammu and Kashmir were concerned if the schools of their wards will be closed once again.

Neighboring state government of Punjab in an effort to stop the spread of Covid-19 has postponed the board exams of 10th and 12th standard. While the schools in J&K have started operations and students have started to go to the institutions, rising cases of Covid were giving nightmares to the parents. Also Read: J&K government likely to close schools with low student enrollment

Even the central government was concerned about the spike in Covid cases dueto which a crucial meeting has been called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi with State Chief Ministers via video conference on March 17. It is expected that the situation arising out of pandemic and measures to control it will be discussed during the meeting.

India’s COVID-19 tally has seen an upward surge with the three states of Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab accounting for 75% new cases.

The Government of J&K on Monday informed that 94 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19),  9 from Jammu division and 85 from Kashmir division, have been reported today, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 127734. Also Read: Registration starts for Jammu and Kashmir Common Entrance Test

According to the daily media bulletin on novel Coronavirus, out of 127734 positive cases, 937 are active positive, 124823 have recovered and 1974 have died; 730 in Jammu division and 1244 in Kashmir division.