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Schools to close till Jan 29 amid COVID surge

2022 Jan 09, 18:44, Kathmandu

The government has decided to close schools across the country till January 30 due to the increasing infection of coronavirus.

A meeting of the Covid-19 Crisis Management Coordination Center (CCMCC) held on Sunday decided to close the schools, said spokesperson Sunita Nepal.

"We have decided to extend the winter break in some schools till January 29. It is expected to break the chain of transmission," she said. "We have already made recommendations to the concerned ministries for implementation of the decision."

The meeting also decided that the chief district officer could implement smart lockdown considering the state of transmission in the district, she said.

The government has decided to close schools before other areas as corona infection has been on the rise in Nepal for the past few days.


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