COVID-19: Classwork suspended in primary schools of six J&K districts till Mar 31
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Srinagar, Mar 7: As a precautionary measure to contain the coronavirus spread,Jammu and Kashmir government Saturday announced closure of all the primary schools in six districts of the Union Territory till March 31.
Primary schools of Srinagar, Budgam, Baramulla, and Bandipora districts will remain shut till further orders in the valley. Likewise, all primary schools in Jammu and Samba districts have been closed till March 31.
“All private and government schools up to primary level shall remain closed in Srinagar, Budgam, Baramulla and Bandipora districts till further orders,” said Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan.
Soon after this, government spokesperson Rohit Kansal tweeted that primary schools in Bandipora, Baramulla, Srinagar, and Budgam districts will remain closed till March 31.
The step has been taken as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
District Commissioner, Dr. Shahid Iqbal Choudhary also tweeted that all primary
schools in the district shall remain closed till further orders.
government’s announcement came hours after two persons were tested positive for
suspected coronavirus at the Government Medical College Hospital in Jammu.
primary schools in Jammu and Samba districts to be closed till March 31 with
immediate effect. All biometric attendance in Jammu and Kashmir to be suspended
immediately till March 31,” tweeted Rohit Kansal, Principal Secretary to the
Doctors Association Kashmir, Dr. Suhail Nayak said the government is monitoring
the situation closely. “We suggest that if the epidemic has reached Jammu, the
best thing is to close down all educational institutions. Schools are the
biggest medium for the transmission of virus”, he said
Wednesday, the government appointed Bhupinder Kumar, Mission Director, National
Health Mission (NHM), as in-charge of the coronavirus control efforts in the
Union Territory. Kumar has been asked to work under the supervision of
Financial Commissioner, Health & Medical Education Department.
no positive cases of coronavirus have been reported in Kashmir, health
officials said all hospitals should ensure their staff is trained, and
well-prepared to deal with the virus.
government has been issuing advisories to inform people of the precautionary
measures and symptoms associated with coronavirus.