MP: The Madhya Pradesh government has decided to keep all schools in the state shut for students up to class 8 shut till April 15 amid a spike in COVID-19 cases.
The order to this effect was issued on Tuesday (March 31) by the MP School Education Department. Earlier, on March 4, a decision was taken to shut these schools till March 31. This means that unless the school closure is extended further, all MP schools for classes 8 and below are set to reopen from April 16, Friday.
Directives issued earlier laid down that classes from 9 to 12 can be conducted from April 1, but consent of parents will be mandatory for the attendance of students.
Madhya Pradesh has recorded a surge in COVID-19 cases in the past month, including 2,173 on Tuesday.