West Bengal government on Saturday shut down all schools, colleges, and several other private educational institutes amid growing coronavirus cases in India.
"All govt, govt aided, private educational institutions - schools, colleges, universities, madarsahs, Sishu Shiksha Kendra & Madhyamik Shiksha Kendra will remain closed from 16th to 31st March. Board examinations will be held as per schedule," the government said in a statement.
Coronavirus cases in India rose to 85 on Saturday. This includes 17 foreigners, according to ministry officials.