Unlock-6: Nagaland announces more relaxations, schools to reopen from classes 5 to 10
Dimapur, Sep. 15 (EMN): The High Powered Committee (HPC) on Covid-19 has decided to extend the existing lockdown measures and guidelines from September 17 to the 30th with additional relaxations including resumption of classroom learning for Class 5 and above.
The decision was arrived at a review meeting of the HPC held under the chairmanship of the chief minister on Monday, according to an update by the Home department.
Additional relaxations under Unlock-6:
- 100% attendance permitted in all the government offices subject to adherence to Covid-19 appropriate behaviour, and fulfilment of the existing requirements for vaccination or testing for attendance in office.
- Conduct of regular classes allowed in all schools in the rural areas for students of Class 5 to Class 10 with 50% attendance by adhering to SOP.
- Regular classes allowed in all schools in urban areas for students of Class 5 to Class 10 with 50% attendance from October 1 subject to adherence to all SOP.
- Night curfew relaxed by one hour; it will now be in force from 9 pm to 4 am.
- Respective DTFs to be allowed to decide on the timings for opening of shops and other business establishments within their respective jurisdictions outside the night curfew timings.
- Swimming pools and cinemas to be allowed to open with 50% capacity subject to adherence to SOP.
- Offline classes for the Polytechnics for the session July-December 2021 to be allowed to open subject to compliance of SOP.
The update also informed that “the state government intends to celebrate/organise the Hornbill Festival if the Covid-19 situation continues to remain under control with positivity rate below 5%” and activities to be undertaken with full adherence to Covid protocols.
“Travel to Nagaland for tourism is already allowed for those who have been fully vaccinated. Pre-bookings in hotels and other facilities may be done by intending tourists,” it stated, adding that an inter-departmental meeting would be held with the departments of Tourism, and Art & Culture on September 23 to start the preparatory activities.