Mizoram shuts schools, colleges amid rising COVID cases

Mizoram shuts schools, colleges amid rising COVID cases

Schools in Mizoram will be closed for students of classes 1 to 9 and class 11 amid the rise in coronavirus cases, as per the new COVID-19 guidelines issued on Friday.

Colleges, institutes of higher education and universities will also remain closed across the state, it said.

Hostels at the schools will also be closed and the classes will be conducted in the online mode, it said.


However, schools and hostels will remain open for students of classes 10 and 12, who are appearing for their board examination this year, it said.

Classes at all colleges, institutes of higher education and universities will also be held online, it said.The School Education Department will ensure full vaccination of teachers and other officials on duty, it said

Training institutes are allowed to remain open with 50 per cent seating capacity, it added.

The new guidelines, which will be in force from January 8 to January 31, prohibited worship services at churches during the night. It will be allowed only during the day with 50 per cent of the seating capacity.

Picnic spots, movie theatres, public parks, swimming pools, gymnasiums and beauty parlours will be closed in the Aizawl Municipal Corporation (AMC) area, the guidelines said.