The Punjab government on Monday advanced summer vacations for schools amid intense heatwave prevailing in the region and mercury nearing 45 degrees Celsius. The government has announced summer vacations for all government, private, aided and other schools in the state from tomorrow, May 21. Schools in the state will remain closed till June 30. This decision advance the Punjab school summer vacations is to ensure the health and well-being of students during the peak of the summer season. On Sunday, the Punjab government issued an advisory recommending that schools operate from 7 am to 12 noon. However, due to the extreme temperatures, the government later revised its decision and announced that schools would remain closed starting Tuesday. As summer vacations for Punjab schools have been moved up due to the orange alert for severe heatwaves in the state.