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Private schools closed again

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Jhapa, July 27

Jhapa’s Kachankawal Rural Municipality has closed down some private schools.

With the lifting of the lockdown imposed to curb the COVID-19 transmission, some private schools had run classes.

Rural municipality Chair Ajjar Alam said the risk of COVID-19 had resurged in the rural municipality. “We asked the schools to shut down thinking the operation of schools would escalate the risk of COVID-19.”

A team deployed from the education department of the rural municipality had found some schools in wards 2 and 7 were running classes a few days ago. Issuing a notice today, the RM’s education department urged the authorities to shut down the schools.

Jhapa has recorded 346 COVID-19 cases so far. Of them, 304 have recovered from the disease and returned home. Of the 135 COVID-19 patients from Kachankawal RM, 134 have recovered and returned home.


A version of this article appears in e-paper on July 28, 2020, of The Himalayan Times.


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