In the wake of COVID-19 outbreak, the Meghalaya govt has decided to close all schools, colleges and educational institutes till April 30, 2020. The order was released by the state government after assessing the situation of Coronavirus outbreak.
The Meghalaya Government has also announced that all the government offices and transportation would resume operations from April 15.
While neither other state governments nor the central government has shared its plan to extend the school and college lockdown, there have been various reports of considerations.
The state government has released its latest order regarding extension of lockdown – as far as schools and colleges are concerned. Apart from this, the government has also stated that it would allow MGNREGA activities in respective villages.
Furthermore, wages & material components to tune of Rs 534.6573cr was sanctioned & released to respective BDOs for wages’ payments & clearing materials bill.
Across the country, schools and colleges were shut down as early as March 14 and most of the board examinations from March 19 were postponed. The new dates were expected to be announced on March 31 but were held back after a National Lockdown was announced PM Narendra Modi.
Fears of the lockdown extending, however, have increased over the past week when India has seen a surge in number of Coronavirus cases.