The Haryana government on Friday decided to close all colleges and universities in five districts located adjoining the national capital till March 31 as a precautionary measure in wake of the novel coronavirus outbreak.
This was stated in a press statement by the state’s Higher Education Department.
All government and private schools in Sonepat, Rohtak, Jhajjar, Faridabad and Gurugram districts, in the neighbourhood of Delhi, will be closed till March 31.
The schools in other districts of the state will function as usual.
Director general, higher education, issued an advisory to all government, government-aided and private universities and colleges, saying that the step has been taken as a precautionary measure.
“The students will attend school only to take the board exams, annual exams and assessments as scheduled. However, all teaching and non-teaching staff will attend school as usual. The schools in the remaining districts of Haryana shall function as usual,” the order issued on behalf of principal secretary, school education, Mahavir Singh said.