SHIMLA, Feb. 14 -- Himachal Pradesh government has barred the teachers and non-teaching employees, who travelled abroad during the winter vacations, from entering the school and college campuses without undergoing medical examination for coronavirus infection. Advisory was issued by the director of higher education Amarjeet Sharma to principals and district education officers in this regard.

Such teachers will be allowed to join their duties only after obtaining medical clearance from government hospitals. The schools in upper parts of Himachal were closed for winter vacations from January 1 to February 11. Colleges were also closed till February 5.

"As a preventive measure against the virus, teachers who travelled abroad, particularly to...