The Himachal Pradesh Government on Saturday issued formal orders for the closure of all educational institutions till April 15.
However, the teaching and non-teaching staff will continue to be present.
The coaching centers and all medical, dental and nursing institutions will remain open in strict compliance of the SOPs issued by the Health Department.
The educational institutions having residential facility can remain open too. The students of senior classes and those having board examinations can come to the institutions to clear their doubts, but with the written consent of their parents.
Directions have also been issued to ensure complete sanitisation of the examination centers on a regular basis.