The state government on Friday announced that schools in the state will remain closed till November 30, 2020.
Earlier, the schools in Haryana reopened from November 2, but only students of classes 9 to 12 were allowed to attend with the prior consent of their parents.
Over 150 school students from three districts in Haryana have tested positive for Coronavirus, prompting authorities to order closure of the educational institutions for a few days. But authorities have now decided to keep the schools closed till November 30.
State Health Minister Anil Vij, in a statement, said the health department teams will conduct checkups of students and staffers of all schools.
He also said that strict action will be taken against the schools which are found not properly following the standard operating procedures (SOPs).
Nineteen of the 35 students of government senior secondary school in Kund village in Rewari district, whose samples were taken a few days ago, had tested positive for the infection, Deputy Commissioner Yashender Singh said on Wednesday.
Later, random sampling was done in 12 other schools of Rewari district and samples of nearly 1,000 students were taken, Singh told PTI over the phone.
The schools in Haryana reopened from November 2, but only students of classes 9 to 12 were allowed to attend with the prior consent of their parents.