Lucknow: Schools and colleges will now remain closed in Uttar Pradesh till February 15. The government has taken this decision in view of the threat of corona in the state. Earlier, the government had closed schools and colleges till January 30. According to the order issued by Additional Chief Secretary of the state Avnish Awasthi, all the schools and colleges have been closed till February 15. However, online classes will continue during this period.
According to the new order, online classes will continue during the closure of schools and colleges. Even before this in Uttar Pradesh, the period of closure of schools has been extended at least twice. Earlier the schools were closed till 16 January. Later it was increased once to 23 January and the second time to 31 January. In view of the cases of Corona, now once again the UP government has decided to extend the date of closure of schools.
Significantly, due to Corona, the semester examinations in the universities and colleges of UP have already been postponed. It is being told that the semester examinations to be held from January 16 to January 31 have been postponed till the next date. Now these examinations will be conducted only after getting permission for offline classes.
10,937 corona patients found in one day
Corona cases are continuously decreasing in Uttar Pradesh. On Wednesday, 10,937 new corona patients have appeared. At the same time, 17,074 patients have been cured in the last 24 hours in the state. At present, there are a total of 80342 active cases of corona in the state. On Tuesday, 2,14,992 samples were taken and 16,48,700 doses of corona vaccine have been given.
The first dose was given to 14,51,84,578 people above 18 years of age in the state. That is, till now 98.48 percent of the people have taken the first dose. The second dose has been given to 9,82,45,232 people. So far, 84,55,463 first doses of vaccine have been given to children aged 15 to 18 years. There are 9,33,771 people who took the booster dose. He said that so far a total of 25,28,19,044 doses have been given.