LG Gives Nod For Re-Opening Schools In J&K

Jammu- Asserting that the pandemic situation has improved, the Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha on Friday gave a nod to the gradual reopening of schools and holding offline classes in the Union Territory while ensuring complete adherence to the standard operating procedures (SoPs)

The LG issued directions to the district administrations to ensure enabling environment for schools for reopening, cleaning & sanitation, transportation, flexible & staggered timings for students with the help of school education authorities, an official spokesperson said Friday.

These directions were passed by LG during the review meeting with Covid Task Force and DCs, SPs of all 20 districts.

According to the official spokesperson, Sinha observed that the pandemic situation has improved and authorities can gradually move ahead for reopening of schools and holding offline classes while ensuring complete adherence to SoPs.

“There will be flexibility in attendance and consent of parents/guardians will be obtained, as per the guidelines issued by the Centre. Students willing to study from home with the consent of parents will be allowed to do so,” the LG said.

On the issue of vaccination for 15-18 years age group and distribution of Sehat Golden Cards, the LG, he said, passed directions to the District officers to speed up the efforts.

Earlier, the official spokesperson said that Vivek Bhardwaj, Additional Chief Secretary, Health and Medical Education Department gave a detailed briefing on the analysis of Covid-19 situation, active positive cases, testing, contact tracing and vaccination of 15-18 years age group, CAB enforcements, and percentage achieved in weekly and overall BIS Registrations' progress under AB PM-JAY & AB PM-JAY SEHAT.

“He informed that there has been significant growth in vaccination for 15-18 years age group,” he said.

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