COVID-19: Jharkhand to shut schools from Wednesday; shops, restaurants to remain closed after 8 pm

According to the official release, all parks, gymnasiums and swimming pools shall be closed.

Published: 06th April 2021 11:47 PM  |   Last Updated: 06th April 2021 11:47 PM   |  A+A-

Devotees offer prayers at St. Mary's Cathedral in Ranchi. (File Photo I ANI)

Express News Service

RANCHI: With COVID-19 cases on the rise in Jharkhand, a decision has been taken to close the state's schools again from Wednesday. Off-line classes for 10 and 12 students, however, will continue with the prior consent of the parents.

ALSO READ: COVID-19 spreading faster than last time in India, next four weeks critical, says Centre

During a high-level meeting called by Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Tuesday, it has also been decided that shops and restaurants will remain closed after 8 pm with an exemption to take-away services.

In an official communiqué issued from Home Prison and Disaster Management Department, it was said the ongoing examinations will not be affected by the order and will continue as usual. “All schools shall be closed and education shall be provided online or by digital content. However offline classes for class 10th and 12th students who shall be taking the board examinations in the year 2021 are permitted. These offline classes shall not be mandatory and students shall attend only with the prior consent of their parents,” said the official communiqué.

ALSO READ: India records over 1.07 lakh new COVID-19 cases in single day for first time

All Departments and District Administrations have been directed to ensure compliance of the guidelines and directives with effect from 08.04.2021 till 30.04.2021, it said. According to the official release, all parks, gymnasiums and swimming pools shall be closed. It further said that no person without mask shall be permitted entry in any government office, religious place, place of worship, railway station, airport, bus, taxi, auto rickshaw or any other public place like shops etc.

India Matters


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp