Nagaland: Schools to remain shut for students of class 1 to 8

Nagaland: Schools to remain shut for students of class 1 to 8
DIMAPUR, APR 19 (NPN) | Publish Date: 4/19/2021 1:14:15 PM IST

In view of the steep rise in COVID-19 cases in the country, and the urgent need to take preventive measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the Nagaland, chief secretary J. Alam on Monday ordered the closure of all schools, including residential, for students from class 1 to class 8 with immediate effect.

Further, kindergarten/pre-primary Classes in all the schools will also continue to remain closed.

Schools have been asked to conduct/continue classes through online mode and to carry out other activities with strict adherence to COVID-19 appropriate behaviours. 

Class 9-12 to continue: Meanwhile, the conduct of regular classes for students of Class 9 to Class 12 will continue for now, subject to strict adherence to all the provisions of the SOP issued as per February 1, 2021 order. 

HSLC & HSSLC to continue: The ongoing HSLC and HSSLC examinations 2021 will continue with strict observance of all Covid SOP issued as per March 12, 2021 order. 

It may be recalled that chief minister Neiphiu Rio on April 17, at a function, expressed concern over the second wave of Covid-19 rampaging through the country, leading to reclosure of schools and educational institutions as well as lockdown in most States.

The chief minister said that schools across the state may also have to be closed down soon, while church services and other unavoidable public gatherings should be cut down to minimal attendance with mandatory Covid appropriate behaviour put into place.

Several North Eastern states including Meghalaya, Manipur have shut schools as precautionary measures.

Manipur government announced suspension of all physical classes upto Class XII and postponement of Class X and XII examinations.

State govt mulls night restrictions to contain Covid

DIMAPUR, APR 19 (NPN): In view of the surge in the number of Covid-19 cases across the country and in Nagaland, the state government has advised all the district task forces (DTFs) to take urgent measures for preventing the spread of coronavirus disease in the state.

In a communiqué, the principal secretary home, Abijit Sinha has advised the respective task forces to consider restricting the assembly of four or more persons from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. in the urban areas. 

The state government also suggested  opening of markets on alternate days especially in the crowded areas and allowing plying of vehicles with odd and even registered numbers on alternate days in the urban areas etc. (See infographic)

Among other preventive measures, the DTFs have also been advised instruct those entering the state to remain in self-isolation for 10 days, if no negative RT-PCR/TrueNat/CBNAAT test report for COVID-19 (test done not earlier than 72 hours prior to entry into the State) was produced on arrival, or if the test result is awaited, or if the person concerned hasn’t completed the COVID-19 vaccination and check gathering of crowds beyond permissible limit.

In this regard, the District Task Forces have been asked to urgently convene meetings to study the COVID-19 situation in their respective districts and other relevant local factors, after which the DTFs can take a call to initiate preventive measures to stop the spread of Covid-19.  

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