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In pursuance of the Assam Government order issued on Sunday, the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) has also closed down all elementary, secondary schools and higher educational institutions in view of the coronavirus threat.

An order in this regard was issued on Sunday itself.

The order further stated that on-going board examinations will continue as scheduled.

Also read: Coronavirus threat: Assam schools, cinema halls, gyms closed till March 29

Notably, the State Government on Sunday announced that all l educational institutions, both government and private, cinema halls, swimming pools, and gyms have been closed in Assam till March 29 as a precautionary measure to check community transmission of novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

All examinations have been postponed except the board examinations of CBSE and SEBA.

Also read: Coronavirus scare: Meghalaya closes down educational institutions

The Assam State Zoo authority has decided to close the zoo for 10 days.

The divisional forest officer (DFO) of the Assam State Zoo-cum-Botanical Garden, Tejas Mariswamy, has informed that the state zoo will remain closed from March 16 to March 29, 2020.

Similar embargo has also been issued for several national parks and wildlife sanctuaries.

Also read: Coronavirus: Assam State Zoo to remain closed for 10 days

The Kaziranga Wildlife Society (KWS) also urged the Assam government to suspend all tourist entries inside the national parks, sanctuaries and the Assam State Zoo with immediate effect.

Meawhile, the novel coronavirus has killed more than 6,400 worldwide, according to an estimate from John Hopkins University, which is tracking cases reported by the World Health Organization and additional sources.

However, no confirmed case of COVID-19 has been found so far in Assam.

Also read: Assam: Sharp dip in foreign tourists visiting Kaziranga National Park due to coronavirus outbreak

Meanwhile, the State Government has already formed a core committee and IAS Anurag Goel has been appointed as the nodal officer of the committee.

Meghalaya Government announced that all educational institutions in the State will remain closed for an indefinite period from Tuesday.

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