New Delhi: A major relief came through for teachers, students and school administrations as the Punjab government provided an extension of another academic session to nearly 2,200 state-affiliated schools in view of the difficulties faced due to coronavirus. Also Read - Is Coronavirus Airborne? Here's What 239 Scientists Told WHO

The Punjab and Haryana Court declined a petition filed challenging Chandigarh administration’s decision to allow schools to collect tuition fee and said that no school should take coercive measures like de-registration against students unable to pay their fees at this difficult juncture. Also Read - Lockdown Extension News Today: These Districts Are Under Complete Shutdown For a Week From Today

The proposal to provide an extension for school boards was decided by the state education department and approved by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh. Also Read - 'It's in the Community,' Assam CM Himanta Sarma Alerts Guwahati Over COVID-19 Spread

The government asserted that during this period of extension, schools must ensure the safety and security of all students.