Southern Primary schools to remain closed till May 25

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By Darshana Sanjeewa

All Preschools in the Southern Province would remain closed till June 4, while Primary Sections of other schools in the Province would be closed till May 25, due to the viral flu in the Province, Provincial Education Secretary Y. Wickramasiri said yesterday. 


He said that the primary section of schools in Galle, Matara, Mulatiyana, Akuressa, Tangalle, Walasmulla, Morawaka and Udugama would be closed till Friday and would be opened on May 28.


“Several children under one-year and elderly people, who were infected with an unidentified viral disease, have died and at least 600 people are undergoing treatment at several hospitals in the region.The respiratory disease caused by a virus is spreading in the South.


On Monday (21), the Provincial Education Minister said all Preschools in the Southern Province would be closed till May 25 and Primary Sections of other schools in six educational zones would be closed till Wednesday, May  23.