Schools in at least eight municipal corporations of Gujarat have been ordered to shut till April 10, in view of the current coronavirus situation. Examinations that were scheduled to begin Friday onward will now take place in April, the Gujarat government said in its order.
Offline exams in primary, secondary schools in 8 corporations areas including Ahmedabad, Surat, Rajkot, Vadodra, Junagarh, Jamnagar, Bhavnagar, and Gandhinagar, have been suspended till April 10, the order said.
According to the official order, all under-graduate exams/offline activities have been suspended. The undergraduate exams scheduled to take place from March 19 to April 10 have been postponed. The new time-table will be released post-April 10. Meanwhile, postgraduate online, offline exams, will continue as per schedule.
Schools in other corporation areas can take their own decision, the order said.
Earlier on Wednesday, the state government had decided to increase the number of daily testing and vaccination besides putting special focus on contact tracing and increasing the number of micro-containment areas wherever necessary.
During a core committee meeting under the chairmanship of Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani, it was decided to assign the responsibility of four metros in the state - Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat and Rajkot - to senior officers to offer guidance to the local bodies.
Meanwhile, the Ahmedabad civic body has decided to shut its city bus service- AMTS and BRTS. Public gardens, as well as zoo, lakefront, and
Sabarmati riverfront have also been closed for the public.
Gujarat Wednesday reported 1,122 new COVID-19 cases, out of which the four districts of Ahmedabad, Surat, Rajkot and vadodara alone accounted for 850 cases.