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All educational institutions to stay shut in Odisha till Nov 30

All educational institutions will stay shut in Odisha till November 30 and classes for 9th to 12th standards will return from November 16, said the Odisha government on Saturday.

“In pursuance of the revised guidelines issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India (GoI) vide Order dated September 30 to re-open more activities in areas outside Containment Zones and to extend the lockdown in Containment Zones up to October 31 for containment of COVID-19 and read with Order dated October 27, the State Government do hereby direct that guidelines shall be in force in the State of Odisha,” an Order by the state government stated.

“All academic institutions will remain closed till Nov 30, 2020. However, the classes of 9th and 12th standards in schools under the control/superintendence/ supervision of the school and Mass Education Department will open from November 16, 2020, as per guidelines/SOP to be issued by School and Mass Education Department,” the Order further read.

Different rules incorporate – lockdown will be authorized within the Containment Zones.

Guideline of activities in zones outside the Containment Zones: International air travel of travelers, aside from as allowed by MHA will keep on staying close till November 30.

Huge social, political, sports entertainment, academic, cultural, religious functions and different assemblages will stay disallowed till November 30, 2020.

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