Educational institutions in Guwahati to remain shut for 15 days

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As the number of COVID-19 cases in Kamrup Metropolitan district has crossed the 1,000-mark, all the educational institutions including student hostels in Guwahati will remain shut for next 15 days.

Assam health minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma advised the deputy commissioner to close down the educational institutions in Kamrup Metropolitan as the district reported 1,153 fresh COVID-19 cases on Monday.

“With cases in Kamrup Metro exceeding 1000, I’ve advised DC to shut down all educational instns including hostels for 15 days for now. All other districts, where the numbers reach a threshold that require such measures, shall follow suit. Staying

is YOUR,” tweeted Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma.


Earlier on April 22, in a notification issued by Preetom Saikia, commissioner and secretary to the elementary/ secondary and higher education department, Kamrup Metropolitan deputy commissioner was authorised to issue closure orders of the educational institutions and hostels 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.

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