Covid-19: All Uttar Pradesh schools shut till January 16, online mode for classes 11, 12

Covid-19: All Uttar Pradesh schools shut till January 16, online mode for classes 11, 12

With Uttar Pradesh recording 2,038 fresh Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, the government reiterated that schools up to class 10 will remain closed from Thursday till January 16. While it will be a holiday for students till class 10, those in classes 11 and 12 will have online classes and can be called to school only for the purpose of vaccination.

Clarifying that the closure of schools was not dependent on the graded plan of action that would be put into place as soon as any district reported 1,000 active cases or more, additional chief secretary (information) Navneet Sehgal told TOI that the order applied to all government and public schools irrespective of the number of active cases in any district.

Chief minister Yogi Adityanath also emphasized that students of classes 11
and 12 will have to be given two days off for the purpose of getting vaccinated. “Schools will have to give leave to a child on the day he or she get the vaccine and the day after that,” Sehgal said.


Under the new rules issued by the state government on Tuesday, any district with 1,000 or more active cases would have a night curfew from 10pm to 6am. Spas, cinema halls, banquet halls, restaurants and other public places can be operated at only 50% capacity while not more than 100 people will be allowed at any event, including weddings, if they are held in a closed hall or room. In open places, not more than 50% of the capacity of the ground will be permitted. Use of masks and sanitisers had
been made compulsory. Swimming pools, water parks, and gyms in districts with 1,000 or more active cases would remain shut.