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Madhya Pradesh: Schools To Remain Closed From Jan 15-31 Amid Covid-19 Surge

BHOPAL: Taking in view the surge in Coronavirus cases, all government and private schools in Madhya Pradesh will remain closed for students of classes 1-12 between January 15-31.

The decision was announced by MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan after he held a meeting with the crisis management group on Friday in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. The CM further said that all political, religious gatherings and fairs will be banned in the state till further orders. However there is no ban on Makar Sankranti 'snan' (Holy bath).

"The state administration has banned all political and religious rallies. However, programmes can be held in the hall, with less than 50 per cent seating capacity and no audience will be allowed during professional sports activities in the state," said Chouhan.

Further, the pre-board exams which were supposed to be held from January 20 in the state will now be conducted through online mode and will be given by the students from their homes.