Himachal closes educational institutes till April 15


The Himachal Pradesh government on Saturday said all educational institutions in the state would be closed till April 15 owing to spike in coronavirus cases.

However, the teaching and non-teaching staff will perform duty.

The coaching centres and all medical, dental and nursing institutions will remain open in strict compliance of the SOPs issued by the Health Department, an official statement said.

The educational institutions having residential facility can remain open too. The students of senior classes and those having board examinations can come to the institutions to clear their doubts, but with the written consent of their parents.

According to the state health bulletin on Friday, the cumulative cases in Himachal Pradesh stood at 64,420 with active cases at 3,338 and the death toll at 1,043.