Diu Officials have shut down anganwadi centres, pre-primary, primary and classes 1 to 8 amid the COVID surge in Gujarat. A decision is yet to be made for other cities in the state and for Classes 9 to 12 and Colleges. Check for updates here
- Officials in Diu have made a call to close schools due to rise in COVID cases
- Anganwadi centres, pre-primary, primary and Classes 1 to 8 have been shut
- Decision regarding the rest of the state and classes 9 to 12 in Diu is pending.
Officials in Diu have made the decision to shut Anganwadi centres, pre-primary, primary and classes 1 to 8 on January 6. This decision was made after observing the rapid rise in COVID cases.
“Following the increase in Covid cases, we have decided to close pre-primary, primary, classes from 1-8 and Anganwadi centres in Diu. We request the tourists to take all precautionary measures and keep themselves safe,” informed Collector Saloni Rai to reporters.
With chances of a third wave setting in soon, officials decided to shut schools till Class 8. The decision regarding the closing of schools and colleges in the rest of the state remains pending.
The state has made no statement regarding the closing of schools and colleges amid the COVID surge. An association of schools have urged the Chief Minister to shut schools. Though there is no official data on the number of students infected given by the state government, it is estimated that at least 200 students have been infected with the virus, if not more.
As the state continues to prepare for the Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2022, many school officials, parents and students wait for a decision regarding halting offline classes. There has been no official statement apart from Diu regarding the closing of schools and colleges.
Vaccinations for the 15 to 18 age group rolled out on January 3 and as of yesterday, over 1 crore children have been vaccinated. Vaccinations for children below 15 are yet to be decided on and till then all precautions must be taken to reduce chances of infection.