All educational institutions will be closed till January 30 in Uttar Pradesh amid prevailing pandemic situations. A notice regarding the same was issued today January 22, 2022, by the Additional Chief Secretary of Uttar Pradesh, Sri. Awanish Kumar Awasthi. It has also been notified that online classes will be carried on as usual. All academic activities have been put on hold to curb the rapid spread of COVID infection.
Earlier this month on the late evening of January 5, another notice was issued by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. It directed to close all academic buildings, say schools, colleges and universities till January 16. The shutdown was further extended till January 23 as the conditions spiraled out of control. Only children aged 15 to 18 were allowed to visit schools in order to get vaccinated. Children who went to anganwadis are allowed their supply of rations but classes are also suspended for them till further notice.
Furthermore, no clear statement has been made by the board regarding dates pertaining to the impending board exams. As of now, the exams have been scheduled for February-March 2022. However, some speculate that the exam might take place once the situation is under control preferably April-May 2022. The government is yet to make an official statement on the topic.
The state presented a gloomy scenario when more than 18,000 people were diagnosed positive yesterday. The covid tally of Uttar Pradesh stood high on Friday when the total active cases went as high as 95, 866 cases. The good news however is that 17, 600 people were cured and discharged as well. 22 people lost their lives battling the disease.
Seeing no significant improvement the government has decided yet again to impose fresh restrictions to curb the spread of the virus. All public places including gyms, malls, spas, movie theatres, banquet halls, and dining places have been either closed or are operating with half of their original staff. The 8 hour night curfew from 10 pm in the night to 6 am in the morning is a must to follow. Individuals disobeying the laid regulations and restrictions can be considered criminals and might be arrested or put on trial.
Many other states like Telangana, Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab, Maharashtra, Kerala, Delhi, Chattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, and Gujarat have already taken decisions to suspend physical classes and function with fifty percent capacity only.