Amidst the constant surge in the COVID-19 cases, Diu officials have decided to shut down the primary, pre-primary, Anganwadi centers and classes 1 to 8 from today onwards. The officials have requested the tourists to take precautionary measures to keep themselves safe. Due to the imminent setting in the third wave, the officials have decided to close the physical classes till class 8. However, the state government has not made any official announcement regarding the closure of schools and colleges.
Will Schools Be Closed Again in Gujarat?
Gujarat is one of those states that have seen a constant surge in the number of COVID-19 cases. The omicron cases had earlier increased by 154. According to the government, this rampant increase in cases for Gujarat can be a matter of concern. Yesterday, the state recorded 3,350 cases with 01 death. In the light of the present situation, it is difficult to ascertain whether the schools will be closed or not. However, seeing how most of the other Indian states have started to shut the physical classes in the schools, there is a chance that Gujarat may also do the same. As such, there will be an official update regarding the matter.
Board Exams 2022
The Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) has released the examination dates for the upcoming board exams. Previously, the exams were supposed to be conducted from March 14 to March 30, 2022. However, there has been a postponement and the exams will now be held from March 28 to April 12, 2022. The dates for the board exams in Diu are not yet known.
The sudden rise in the number of COVID-19 cases has been seen in other states of the country. States like Maharashtra, West Bengal, Odisha, etc. have started closing down the physical classes in the schools and colleges. While many states have imposed similar restrictions till January 31, others have decided to keep the schools and colleges closed till February 15, 2022.
In Karnataka, the schools have been ordered to stop offline classes except for classes 10 and 12 due to the upcoming board exams. Similarly, in Maharashtra, the offline classes from 9 to 12 will continue. The schools and colleges in Haryana have been directed to remain closed till January 12, 2022. On the other hand, in West Bengal too, certain restrictions have been imposed along with the closure of schools and colleges till January 15, 2022.