Dehradun: Uttarakhand’s Department of Education announced summer vacation in all higher education institutes in view of the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic.
The summer vacation began from May 7 and will end by June 12, reported news agency ANI.
Earlier, the state education department announced that all colleges and universities will remain closed from May 3 until further orders.
In wake of the surge in COVID-19 cases, the Uttarakhand government extended the ‘Corona curfew’ in Dehradun, Haridwar, Udham Singh Nagar and Nainital districts till May 10.
"Corona curfew` has been extended till May 10 in the districts of Dehradun, Haridwar and Udham Singh Nagar in Uttarakhand," said state government spokesperson Subodh Uniyal.
Uttarakhand reported 9,642 fresh cases, 4,643 discharges and 137 deaths on Friday (May 7), as per the State health department today.
On May 5, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat to enquire about the pandemic situation in the state and assured further help from the Centre.
In a tweet, Rawat had informed that PM Modi enquired about the steps taken by the state government to control the spread of the virus.