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Shimla, Apr 1
Spike in the Covid cases have forced the state government to keep all educational institutions close now till April 15, 2021 as the announcement was made by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur in Kullu today. Earlier the same were ordered to remain closed till April 4 this year. Speaking to Media persons in Kullu on Thursday the Chief Minister said that keeping in view the increasing cases of corona in the State, it has been decided to keep the schools closed till 15th April.
He said that no restriction is being imposed in developmental works and tourism activities. He said that constant monitoring of corona situation was being done in the State.
He also urged the people of the state to follow guidelines of the government and urged the administration to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
The Chief Minister said that due to Covid-19 last year, a huge economic loss has been faced, especially to the tourism sector. He said there is no restriction on the movement of tourists in the state, but it is necessary to ensure compliance of SOP laid down by the government.
He said that the corona virus was spreading rapidly for the second time in the neighbouring state of Punjab, due to which there is a steady increase in cases in the border districts of Una and Solan.
He said that under the guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the scientists of the country have prepared Corona vaccine which is proving very effective. The vaccine was also being inoculated to those who are 45 years old from 1st April. He said the vaccine provides protection from virus but one should ensure use of masks, maintaining social distance and using sanitizers.
The Chief Minister said that this year’s budget has been passed amid most difficult situation and such a difficult phase has never been witnessed in history.  He said this priority has been given to developmental works and social sector in the budget and adequate funds have been provided for it.


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