Manipur schools summer vacation extended till July 24 due to rise in Covid-19 cases

Imphal: The government of Manipur through the office of the Governor of Manipur has issued notification on Tuesday that all schools (government/ government aided/ private schools/ schools affiliated to CBSE) located in the State shall be closed for conduct of classes with immediate effect and shall remain closed till 24th July 2022, in public interest.

Earlier, the Director Education Schools, Manipur had notified the summer vacation from June 20 to July 15 for all government and government aided schools for academic year 2022-2023; The schools were scheduled to reopen after the holidays on July 16.

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The order of Tuesday comes after a recent increase in the absolute number of Covid-19 positive cases with Test Positivity Ratio over 15 % in the state.

Children below twelve years of age are yet to be vaccinated, thus increasing their vulnerability to get infected by COVID-19 significantly, the order stated.

Therefore, in view of the above and the health safety of children into consideration, the Governor of Manipur has ordered that all schools (government/ government aided/ private schools/ schools affiliated to CBSE) located in the state shall be closed for conduct of classes with immediate effect and shall remain closed till July 24, 2022 in public interest, it stated.

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