All schools in Mizoram to remain shut from Oct 26 after students test COVID positive



Mizoram government have decided to shut all the schools in the state from October 26.

The decision came after students of class 10 and 12, who had attended classes on October 16 had tested positive for COVID-19, Education Minister Lalchhandama Ralte said on Friday.

A meeting was held with senior school education officials and teachers’ associations, where it was decided that the schools will reopen from November 9 unless new problems crop up, he said.

“Students of Class 10 and 12 will continue to attend classes online. The Mizoram Board of School Education has been instructed to make arrangements so that the students can fill up their examination forms,” the education minister said.

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The decision for the resumption of classes for students of Classes 10 and 12, who are going to sit for their board exams next year, was taken in a meeting chaired by Ralte on October 12.

On October 16, two students of privately-run St. Joseph’s Higher Secondary School in the northern part of Aizawl had tested

Covid positive. On October 18, two more students in southern Mizoram’s Lawngtlai town tested positive, while eight other students and the hostel warden of Ebenezer School in Zemabawk locality of northern Aizawl were found infected the next day.