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Amid Rising Covid, Jammu and Kashmir Order All Educational Institutions Closed Until May 15 | India News


SRINAGAR: In light of the increase in Covid-19 cases, the J&K government issued new guidelines on Sunday, ordering the closure of all universities / colleges and extending the closure of schools throughout the Union until May 15. , in addition to outlining other restrictions. The State Executive Committee issued the guidelines after Lieutenant Governor (LG) Manoj Sinha chaired a high-level meeting in Jammu and reviewed the Covid-19 situation at J&K.
“The State Executive Committee, in exercise of the powers conferred upon it by Section 24 of the Disaster Management Act of 2005, hereby orders that all J&K universities and colleges shall remain closed to provide education on campus and in person to the students until May 15, 2021 ”, said the order.
However, the order made it clear that colleges and universities will remain open for courses or programs that require “physical presence of students for reasons of laboratory, research, thesis work and internships.”
“Universities will go online and J&K schools will continue to be closed to provide education on campus and in person to students until May 15, 2021,” the order reads.
“The maximum limit of the number of people authorized to attend meetings and functions related to funerals will be 20, 50 for all types of meetings in closed places and 100 for places outdoors,” says the order.
In the case of public transport, he said: “Bullfighters, buses, minibuses and other means of public transport must navigate strictly according to their registered and authorized seating capacity; travelers will not be allowed to stay “.
All SPs in the district have been asked to ensure that the guidelines are strictly adhered to and punitive action is taken in case of violation.
“The existing guideline for mandatory testing of all incoming passengers to J&K will be vigorously enforced … they will have to undergo a mandatory Covid-19 antigen test,” he said.
The order further established that all district magistrates must implement an effective mechanism to ensure appropriate Covid behavior in all crowded markets, shopping complexes and shopping centers.
Reviewing Covid-19 management and control efforts at J&K, LG instructed officers to achieve 100% coverage under the Ayushman Bharat-SEHAT scheme, as well as making serious efforts to intensify vaccination in their respective districts.
It also directed the Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar, to step up efforts to increase vaccination of age-appropriate categories and engage prominent religious leaders, athletes, and public figures to sensitize the public about the need to get vaccinated for their own safety and security. of others.

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