Kolkata: West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee on Tuesday (June 23) said that all state-run and state-aided schools, colleges and universities will now remain closed till July 31 across the state. Earlier, the state government had announced the shutdown of educational institutions till 30 June.
“The previous government notification stands with all the recommendations and clauses, the date from June 30 changes to July 31. All classroom activities of students will remain shut July 31,” said Chatterjee. “The administrative functioning of the educational institutions will continue the way it was during the lockdown, maintaining all COVID-19 protocols,” he added.
All schools, colleges and institutions have been closed since March 21 due to the spread of Coronavirus. Due to the constant extension of the nationwide lockdown, educational institutes are still closed all over the country. Meanwhile, the total number of COVID-19 cases in West Bengal has increased to 14,358 after 413 more patients tested positive in the last 24 hours, as per the State Health Department data. The state has 5,102 active cases, 14 more deaths were reported in the state in the last 24 hours taking the number of deaths to 569.