The Gujarat government has decided to keep the school shut in the state. The decision comes as a result of growing covid-19 cases in the state. Earlier, Education Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama announced re-opening schools for classes 9 to 12 from November 23.
However, after the change in the decision of the government, the schools will remain shut until further notice. “Gujarat Government decides to postpone the opening of schools and colleges in Gujarat from November 23 in the wake of the current Coronavirus situation,” Chief Minister Office (CMO) said on social media.
Gujarat Govt decides to postpone the reopening of schools and colleges in Gujarat from November 23 in the wake of the current Corona virus situation. pic.twitter.com/Lg6WXwYNNq
Meanwhile, a total of 1340 people tested positive for the virus in the last 24hours, taking the total count to 192982 on November 19, 2020. According to the state health department, more than 1,100 patients recovered from the infection.