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Schools closed for a week due to cold Parsa district



Birgunj, Jan 8: All community and private schools within Birgunj metropolitan city have been closed for a week from today due to excessive cold for the past few days.

The schools were closed till January 15 at the request of Birgunj metropolitan city as the children started facing problems in teaching learning activities due to the increase in cold aggravated by the cold wave and thick fog.

Education Officer Hari Raut shared that the decision was taken to give winter vacation at all community and private schools till January 15 as per the decision of a meeting of the metropolis’ Education Committee on January 7.

However, teaching learning activities at some schools will be closed after the ongoing examinations at the schools are over.

Meanwhile, normal life of Parsa has been affected due to cold wave and chilling cold. The number of patients visiting different hospitals has also increased.

Birgunj-based Narayani Hospital, government health institutions of remote areas have been witnessing increasing number of patients suffering from common cold and cough, fever, respiratory problems, according to the District Health Office.

Movement of people at the district headquarters, other market areas of the district as well as pressure of service recipients at government offices has decreased following the chilling cold. Around 30-35 patients suffering from cold visit Narayani Hospital every day, said Information Officer at the Hospital, Uday Narayan Singh. #Nepal


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