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Bihar schools, colleges and hostels to stay shut till Jan 21: Omicron surge

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Bihar schools, colleges and hostels to stay shut till Jan 21: Omicron surge

New Delhi: Amid a record surge in daily COVID-19 cases across the nation, the Bihar government on Thursday (January 7) announced the closure of all schools, coaching centres, hostels and other educational institutes in the state till January 21.

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“All schools, colleges, coaching centres, and hostels will remain closed till January 21,” the Bihar government order said.

Apart from that, the government and private offices will function with a 50% staff presence in Bihar.

Earlier on Tuesday, the Bihar government imposed a fresh curb by implementing a statewide night curfew from 10 pm to 5 am from January 6 to 21.
As per a previous order by the state government, “Pre-school and 1 to 8 classes to remain close, online classes will continue. Educational institutions of classes 9-12 will function on 50 per cent capacity.

Restrictions are to remain in effect from January 6 to 21.

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Meanwhile, Bihar reported 1659 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours on Wednesday. At present, Bihar has a total of 3697 active CCOVID cases, with a 97.84 per cent recovery rate

This comes as India, which is said to have already set foot in a third COVID wave triggered by Omicron, reported 90, 928 fresh cases on Thursday.

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