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Jammu And Kashmir: Schools And Colleges To Remain Closed Till May 15

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Schools and Colleges closed in Jammu and Kashmir: All schools and colleges will remain closed for imparting on-campus/in-person education in light of the rising COVID-19 cases all over the country till May 15.
Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha announced in a high-level meeting on Sunday that the state will not conduct on-campus offline education in view of the COVID-19 situation. The meeting also witnessed some major decisions in the direction of lockdown, containment and efforts to mitigate the outspread of the virus in the Union Territory.

Schools And Colleges Closed Till May 15

However, the decision of closing the on-campus mode of study might be exclusive to courses/programs that require the physical presence of students on account of laboratory/ research/thesis work and internship etc. For others, an online mode of teaching will be imparted, according to a report.

More Information From The Meeting

The State has restricted public gatherings in view of the pandemic. The ceiling of the number of people permitted to gather for a funeral will be strictly less than 20, indoor gatherings shall maintain a total of 50 persons and all other outdoor gatherings are permitted to gather 100 persons at a time.

Sinha passed other necessary directions that ensured strict enforcement of the existing COVID-19 guidelines that mention the compulsory testing of all incoming passengers to Jammu and Kashmir.

He further directed all District Magistrates to put in place an effective mechanism to curb the outspread of the virus in all crowded markets, shopping complexes and Malls, besides taking stern action against the violators.

The District Superintendents of Police were directed to ensure that Matadors, Buses, Minibuses, and other modes of public transport are plying strictly as per their registered seating capacity. Punitive measures will be taken by them against the violators, under relevant provisions of the Law.

In the said meeting, instructions were given to the officers to achieve 100 per cent coverage under the Ayushman Bharat – SEHAT scheme. They were also asked to take serious measures to intensify the vaccination in their respective districts.