Winter vacation likely to be extended in wake of swine flu, bad weather


SRINAGAR: Director of School Education Kashmir (DSEK) is mulling to extend winter vacations in schools, taking into considerations the swine flu outbreak and bad weather condition in the region. DSEK has written a letter to the health authorities, seeking their advice on the extension of winter vacations after swine flu outbreak.

February 23. Directorate of Health has sought permission from Commissioner Secretary Health before issuing an advisory to DSEK on the extension of vacations in Kashmir.

The temperatures dropped further in Kashmir due to fresh snowfall on Thursday and the continuation of rains for the fourth consecutive day. “The weather conditions will also be taken into consideration before taking any decision on the extension of vacations in schools,” Beigh said. Kashmir’s top hospital, Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) on Wednesday issued an advisory, in which they appealed people to avoid congested places and close contacts with people.

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