Telangana Also Shuts All Schools Till 31st March Due To COVID-19 Outbreak

Publish On: 15 Mar, 2020 01:00 PM | Updated   |   Madhurima  

NEW DELHI: With 2 confirmed cases in the city of Hyderabad, the Telangana government took some precautionary measures to help stop the COVID-19 outbreak from spreading further. Therefore, all the educational institutes from the state have been shut till 31 March 2020. 

An individual belonging to the state had travelled to Italy got confirmed to have the virus on 14 March 2020. They have been admitted to the Gandh hospital, which is run by the state. State Chief Minister, K Chandrashekhar Rao revealed the case to the Assembly. The precautionary measures were also announced on the evening of 14 March 2020, right after the conference with the cabinet.

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Educational institutions from primary schools to universities being shut down is one such measure taken by the state government. Coaching centres and even summer camps have been ordered to stay closed until 31 March 2020. Despite this, the board exams will be held as per the schedule with no change or delay.

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On being asked, the Chief Minister said, "It's not an alarming situation."

Here are the highlights of the safety measures:

  • In order to organise workshops, celebrations, rallies, public meetings, seminars, not permission will be granted for at least a week.
  • Multiplexes, pubs, clubs, bars with memberships will also remain shut for a week.
  • Amusement parks, sports stadiums, gyms, swimming pools and the zoo will also be shut for a week.
  • RTC, the state-run Road Transport Corporation shall remain active and function normally
  • Proper sanitation work in buses and trains will be carried out thoroughly.