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Educational institutions closed in Kargil from Dec 3 amid surge in COVID cases

Therefore, all government and private educational institutions including residential schools, hostels except for the conduct of Board examination shall remain closed in the district.

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Srinagar: In view of the surge in Covid-19 cases authorities in Kargil district of Ladakh Union Territory ordered the closure of all educational institutions from December 3.

According to an order issued from the office of District Magistrate Santosh Sukhadeve, in view of the recent spike in the Covid cases and in the interest of public health and safety and in exercise of the powers all Government and private educational institutions including residential schools shall remain closed from December 3 till further orders in the district.

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However, District Magistrate has allowed to conduct all Board examinations of Class 10th and 12th with adherence of all the social distancing norms and Covid guidelines.

He said the measure was taken in view of the recent spike in the Covid cases in district Kargil and recently the World Health Organisation (WHO) has designated the new Covid-19 variant “Omicron” as a variant of concern.

Therefore, all government and private educational institutions including residential schools, hostels except for the conduct of Board examination shall remain closed in the district.

The Offline Board Examination for class 10th and 12th shall be permitted to be held keeping in view all the social distancing norms and covid appropriate behaviour.

The District Magistrate has ordered that the Chief Medical Officer, Kargil will ensure 100 percent sampling of remaining students before closure of schools. The sampling of students appearing in board examination shall be carried out immediately after conclusion of their examination.
It has also directed that the Chief Education Officer will also convey these directions to all the private schools and ensure that board examinations are conducted following the Covid SOPs properly in the district.

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