Coronavirus: Assam Shuts Schools, Cancels Exams Till March 29

Guwahati: The Assam government on Sunday ordered the shutdown of educational institutions, gymnasiums, swimming pools and cinema halls with immediate effect until March 29 in the wake of the novel Coronavirus. Assam Chief Secretary Kumar Sanjay Krishna, addressing a press conference here, said, "Even though no positive case has been detected, the state is so far, we are taking all precautionary measures."
He said barring board examinations, all exams have been scheduled until the due date.
Coronavirus: Assam Shuts Schools, Cancels Exams Till March 29

"All programs are scheduled at government auditoriums and cancelled. We hope those will be owned by private companies," he said.

The chief secretary said all the deputy commissioners have been asked to discourage any public gathering in their districts.

He said the state government is fully equipped to handle any crisis arising out of the pandemic.

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