Schools shut in Haridwar from today till this date, get updates
| Friday | 9th April, 2021
The Kumbh Mela started earlier this month. Usually, this congregation continues for almost four months. However, this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the duration of the Mela has been reduced to one month.
Shutting down schools has started again in the view of widespread coronavirus cases. Haridwar of Uttarakhand has decided in closing down the educational institutions from today, April 9 to April 15, 2021. The ongoing Mahakumbh fair is one of the key reasons for the rapid covid spike in the state.
Haridwar District Magistrate C Ravishankar issued the order regarding the closure of all schools and educational institutions on Thursday. In the last 24 hours, the state of Uttarakhand has reported 787 new cases 265 recoveries, and three deaths.
The constant rise in the number of COVID-19 cases all over the country seems like a deja vu to the initial days of the pandemic in the country the previous year. When the COVID-19 pandemic first struck the country, the schools and other educational institutions were closed down all over the country and the nationwide lockdown was imposed.
As the situation seemed to have normalized, some state governments decided to reopen schools. However, the recent surge in the number of coronavirus cases is compelling the authorities to shut down the educational institutions once again. The authorities are also adopting stricter restrictions to contain the disease.
Amidst the rising number of cases in the state as well as the country and the ongoing Kumbh Mela, the Haridwar administration has decided to close down schools till April 15, 2021.
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