Physical Classes Stopped, J&K Government issues fresh COVID-19 guidelines

Physical Classes Stopped, J&K Government issues fresh COVID-19 guidelines

Physical Classes Stopped, J&K Government issues fresh COVID-19 guidelines

Rise In Covid-19 Cases : Govt Bars In-Person Educational Activities In J&K

Srinagar, Jan 9 : Amid rises in covid-19 cases with 687 of them confirmed in last 24 hours and 2226 in last four days, government on Sunday barred in-person teaching in colleges, schools, Polytechnics, ITIs, Coaching Centres for Civil Services, Engineering or NEET etc. They have been asked to adopt online medium of teaching, according to an order by State Executive Committee headed by the Chief Secretary.

The educational institutions have been permitted to direct attendance of vaccinated staff for administrative purposes only. “The Head of the institution must ensure that guidelines related to social distancing and Covid Appropriate Behaviour (CAB) are strictly followed.”

Night Curfew shall continue to remain in force in all Districts from 9 pm to 6 am with complete restriction on non-essential movement, reads the order, a copy of which lies with GNS.

The maximum number of people permitted to attend any indoor or outdoor gatherings have been “strictly” restricted to 25.

“ Banquet Halls in all the Districts of J&K are permitted to allow gathering up to 25 vaccinated persons (with verifiable RT-PCR or RAT not older than 72 hours) or 25% of the authorised capacity (whichever is less), preferably in open spaces.”

Cinema halls, theatres, multiplexes, restaurants, clubs, gymnasiums and swimming pools have been permitted to function at 25% of the authorised capacity with due precautions such as CAB and adherence to SOP.

“All Deputy Commissioners shall intensify testing and ensure full utilisation of available RT-PCR and RAT capacities. There shall be no drop in testing levels.”

Chief Medical Officers of all districts have been asked to submit a daily report regarding the utilisation of available RT-PCR capacities to the District Magistrates concerned. 

Besides, District Magistrates shall also go for capacity expansion of the RT-PCR testing as per the requirement, the order said.

Restaurants, Multiplexes Etc To Function At 25% Of The Authorised Capacity. 

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