Imphal: In the wake of the rising Covid-19 cases in Manipur, the education (s) department on Tuesday issued an order to close classes with immediate effect till July 24.
There has been a recent increase in absolute number of Covid •19 positive cases and the Test Positivity Ratio is over 15 percent in the state. Children below twelve years of age are yet to be vaccinated, thus increasing their vulnerability to get infected by Covid-19 significantly, the order said.
All schools (government/ government aided/ private schools/schools affiliated to CBSE) located in the state shall be closed for conduct of classes with immediate effect and remain closed till July 24 in public interest, it added.
On Tuesday 59 new Covid-19 cases were reported in the state.