No summer vacations in UP, all educational institutions to resume online classes from May 20
The Uttar Pradesh government has issued an order for all schools and colleges in the state to commence online classes for students from May 20 onwards.
Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government has issued an order for all schools and colleges in the state to commence online classes for students from May 20 onwards.
In the order, the Uttar Pradesh government has directed all educational institutions to start online classes from May 20 so that the students in the state do not miss out on their set curriculum amid the COVID-19 pandemic. However, online classes will not resume for students of primary classes.
Earlier, the state government had issued an order on May 10 suspending online classes for all educational institutions amid surge in COVID-19 infections.
No summer break:
Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma said that the academic work in schools was earlier stopped from April to May 20, which will be considered as summer vacation and online classes will be conducted in schools from May 20.
The state government has still not issued any notification for the resumption of physical classes in schools and colleges.
Meanwhile, in the view of rising COVID-19 infections in the state, the Uttar Pradesh government on Saturday (May 15, 2021) decided to extend the partial corona curfew in the state till May 24.
The decision was taken a day after Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath held a virtual meeting with top officials of the state to review the COVID-19 situation.
COVID in UP:
According to a government bulletin on Monday, Uttar Pradesh reported 285 coronavirus deaths as 9,391 fresh COVID-19 cases surfaced, taking the state's infection tally to 16,28,990.
So far, 17,817 people have died from the infection in the state. Of the fresh deaths, 22 were reported from Lucknow, followed by 21 in Kanpur. Eleven deaths each were reported from Ghaziabad and Saharanpur and nine each from Lakhimpur Kheri and Etawah, the bulletin said.
Meanwhile, the highest 542 infection cases surfaced in Gorakhpur, followed by 517 in Lucknow, 458 in Saharanpur, 457 in Gautam Buddh Nagar and 452 in Meerut. Till now, 14,62,141 people have recovered from the virus with 23,045 recoveries in the past 24 hours.
The bulletin said that the count of active cases in the state stands at 1,49,032.
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