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Primary schools in Nagaland to reopen; offices, public places to function normally

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By EMN Updated: Mar 12, 2021 9:17 pm
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Students attend a class after schools re-opened following a gap of more then seven months due to coronavirus pandemic. (PTI )

Kohima, March 12 (EMN): The government of Nagaland has approved the reopening of primary schools for classes 1 to 5, almost a year since classroom teaching was stopped following Covid-19 outbreak.

The decision was taken at a meeting of High Powered Committee (HPC) on Covid-19 headed by Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on Friday, informed Neiba Kronu, HPC Spokesperson and Minister for Planning & Coordination, Land Revenue and Parliamentary Affairs.

The date for reopening of primary schools has not been fixed but a proper notification with detailed SOP will be issued by the School Education department in consultation with the Health and Family Welfare department within next 10 days, Kronu informed.

Government offices will also start functioning normally as the HPC has decided to allow hundred percent attendances from the earlier 50 percent due to the pandemic, he said, adding that it has also approved the reopening of theatres, public places, exhibitions, cinema halls and sports complexes immediately.

The HPC has permitted commercial transport vehicles to ferry full capacity passengers and revert back to the fares charged during normal times (normal rates), he continued.

The committee has also revoked quarantining of people, including tourists, entering into the state from other parts of the country, except for those having symptoms, who have to undergo medical check-up and screening as well as follow the medical guidelines.

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By EMN Updated: Mar 12, 2021 9:17:28 pm