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UP schools to remain closed for classes 1 to 8 till April 11 amid surge in COVID-19 cases

Lucknow: Amid rise in COVID-19 cases in the state, the Uttar Pradesh government on Friday (April 2) extended the durations of its order which directed the school authorities to keep the schools closed for Classes 1 to 8. The new date, as per the order, is now April 11.

Earlier, on Tuesday (March 30) the state government had ordered the closure of schools for students up to Class 8 till April 4 in the view of increasing COVID-19 infections. Now the period of the bandh till 4 April has been extended till 11 April.

The Yogi Adityanath government has given out strict instructions to follow the COVID-19 protocol in schools for other classes.

The sudden surge in COVID-19 cases in a state has caused a situation of panic among the citizens. In the meeting, the Chief Minister said that RTPCR investigation should be compulsorily done in suspected cases of Corona.