Kottayam: In the wake of five people testing positive for coronavirus, the district collectors declared holiday for all educational institutions in Pathanamthitta and Kottayam. In Pathanamthitta, all schools, professional college, polytechnic colleges and anganwadis will remain shut for three days from Monday to Wednesday.
At the same time, only Monday will be holiday for educational institutions in Kottayam.
At the same time, the district collector informed that the pre-scheduled university and board exams will be conducted without failure.
In Pathanamthitta where three-days long holiday was declared, SSLC and Plus Two exams scheduled on Tuesday will be held. Meanwhile, children with symptoms of coronavirus infection are restricted from appearing in the exams. SAY examination will be conducted for these students.
Special exam hall in the same school will be arranged for students who were in distant contact with the infected.
Mask and sanitizer will be made available in all exam centres. PTA is directed to provide mask and sanitizer in all government schools. The district collector directed all private schools to provide mask and sanitizer to students and staff.