Pre-primary to Class XII schools closed today in Goa. Here's why

The chief minister said that this order is only for schools as all government offices and everything else will function as per their schedule
Goa CM Pramod Sawant
Goa CM Pramod Sawant(ANI Photo)

Given the alert for rains issued by the India Meteorological Department of India (IMD), Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Sunday, July 7 announced that all schools from pre-primary to Classes XII will remain closed on Monday, today, July 8. The chief minister said that this order is only for schools as all government offices and everything else will function as per their schedule.

Furthermore, he informed that the 80 people who were stranded at the waterfall, had been rescued by the team of emergency services officials. 

Speaking to ANI, the CM said, "The Director of Education has been asked to issue a circular that there will be a holiday on Monday as a red alert has been declared and due to this, all the schools of Goa from pre-primary to the 12th standard will remain closed tomorrow."

He further informed, "All the roads are overflowed, and water has been filled everywhere. Due to this, we have declared a holiday for one day. But, it is not a government holiday, government offices and everything else will remain open as usual. My request to all the people is that there is heavy rainfall in all the places of Goa and hence one should not go out of the house without any need but only if there is an emergency work... Eighty people who were stranded at the waterfall have been rescued..."

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