Govt directs educational institutions in these cities to suspend physical classes (with full list)

KATHMANDU, April 20: Government has directed the educational institutions in the city areas to suspend their physical classes until May 14 in view of the growing risk of COVID-19. 

A Cabinet meeting held on Monday took decision in this effect and issued an order in a bid to contain the further spread of COVID-19. 

All the schools, colleges, tuition centers and training centers in the following cities are required to close their physical classes and run virtual or alternative classes, according to Parbat Gurung, government spokesperson: 

All the metropolitan cities and municipalities in Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur districts 

All other metropolitan cities:  Biratnagar, Birgunj, Bharatpur and Pokhara 

Sub metropolitan cities: Itahari, Dharan, Janakpur, Hetauda, Butwal, Ghorahi, Tulsipur, Nepalgunj and Dhangadi 

Municipalities: Mechaninagar, Birtamode, Damak, Rajbiraj, Banepa, Dhulikhel, Siddharthanagar, Birendranagar and Bhimdattanagar

However, those scheduled or ongoing exams of schools, and colleges will not be impacted by the recent government order. 

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