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Due to an increase of COVID-19 cases, the Goa government has decided to close schools for grades 8 to 12 and colleges until January 26.

Bhushan Savaikar, the state's education director, issued a circular in this regard. "Due to an increase of Covid-19 instances in the state, the competent authority has ordered that educational institutions from grades VIII to XII will remain closed with immediate effect until January 26. Students in grades IX to XII who are 15 to 18 years old may be summoned to the school for immunization only if they behave in accordance with Covid-19 guidelines "According to IANS, the circular was read. It was also mentioned that the classes would be held online.

Following a meeting of the COVID-19 Task Force on Monday to assess the situation in the state, the decision was made. Dr. Shekhar Salkar, a Task Force member, told ANI, "Physical sessions for classes 8 and 9 would be closed until January 26 following a meeting of the COVID Task Force. Students in grades 10 to 12 only need to attend for the vaccine. Colleges will be closed till January 26 as well."

The Goa administration enforced a night curfew in the state on Monday. From 11 p.m. until 6 a.m., a curfew will be in effect.

Meanwhile, Goa reported 592 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the total number of coronavirus infections to 1,82,793. According to the health department, the death toll has risen to 3,525.