With heat wave prevailing, Haryana orders schools closed

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Chandigarh, May 19 (IANS) Haryana ordered on Thursday that all government schools in the state would close from May 23 onwards in view of the prevailing heat wave conditions.

Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma said that in view of the prevailing heat wave, all government schools would remain closed from May 23 to June 25.

Sharma, while interacting with media here, said that the meteorological department had issued a severe heat wave alert in seven states, including Haryana, and also urged the private schools to take concrete steps in this regard.

Hisar town in Haryana recorded maximum temperature of 46 degrees on Thursday. It had sizzled at 46.8 degrees on Wednesday.

In other places across Haryana, the maximum temperature hovered in the 43 to 46 degrees range.

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