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Nagaland govt orders shutdown of all educational institutions till April 12

Kohima, March 16 (NE): The Nagaland government has ordered the shutdown of all the educational institutions in the state till April 12 with effect from March 17, 2020 as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of pandemic Covid-19 (Novel Coronavirus).

The DIPR notification reads out- “All Education Institutions will remain closed in Nagaland from 17th March 2020 to 12th April 2020 in view of the outbreak of COVID-19.

This was decided in a high level review meeting convened by Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio today, March 16, 2020 at the Nagaland Civil Secretariat, Kohima”. More details about the scheduled exams and other important Schools/University events are awaited.

The number of novel Coronavirus cases in the country rose to 110 as on Sunday, March 15, 2020. The cases includes two persons who died in Delhi and Karnataka. Out of total confirmed cases, 13 people who were infected by the virus have recovered in India and two persons lost their lives.

Earlier, the Government of Assam has shutdown all the schools and colleges with immediate effect as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of pandemic Covid-19 (Novel Coronavirus).

The Manipur government has also ordered the shutdown of all schools in the state till March 31 with effect from March 12, 2020, and the Assam government has ordered the shutdown of all schools in the state till March 29 with effect from March 15, 2020.

The Health Ministry on Sunday, March 15, 2020 announced that the first and second confirmatory tests for COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) has been made free of cost for Indian citizens.