Guwahati: The Mizoram government has decided to shut the schools for students of class 10 and 12 after eight days of opening.
The decision was being taken in the wake of escalating numbers of locally transmitted COVID-19 cases alongside students who have tested positive for the infection.
State education minister Lalchhandama Ralte said that the decision of suspending regular classes for students of classes 10 and 12 was taken at a meeting of the school education department on Friday, following the rising cases of COVID-19.
The minister also said that the decision of shutting down schools also connoted to “Covid-19 No Tolerance Fortnight” declared by the state government, which will come into effect from next month.
If the pandemic situation improves and the chain of local transmission is broken during the drive, the schools and honest are likely to reopen on November 9, the minister further added.