Jammu & Kashmir Schools remain closed till further notice

Jammu & Kashmir Schools remain closed till further notice

The Government of Kashmir on Sunday released a notice related to COVID-19. In which, All schools and higher educational institutions, coaching centers have remain closed till further orders.

The Kashmir Government has asked the schools to check on the vaccination of their staff. “However, educational institutions are permitted to seek the personal attendance of vaccinated staff for administrative purposes,” adds the notification.

Schools in Kashmir will start reopening once the staff will be vaccinated. “Government shall consider phased re-opening of institutions where 100% vaccination of staff and students has achieved,” said the notification.

Night curfew to remain in forces in all districts of UT from 8 pm to 7 am.

Though the government order said that the District Magistrates and Superintendents of Police will ensure strict compliance of the cap on gathering, sources said the guideline is being violated by all hoteliers and marriage halls with impunity as there was no check on the functions.

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“Gatherings of 150 to 200 or even more have become common in hotels and marriage halls without any check by civil or police administration,” sources said.

The Government order further said that the ‘Block Divas’ will resume in all districts subject to the ceiling of 25 persons and compliance of COVID Appropriate Behaviour.

“Necessary modifications in conduct of the Block Divas may accordingly be made by all District Magistrates,” the order said.

While there will be no weekend curfew in any district, the SEC order said night curfew will continue to remain in force in all districts from 8 pm to 7 am.

All Deputy Commissioners have been also asked to focus on the positivity rates of the medical blocks under their jurisdictions.

“Intensified measures, related to COVID management and restriction of activities, shall be undertaken by the DCs in these Blocks,” the order read, adding, “There shall be a renewed focus on Panchayat level mapping of cases and micro-containment zones shall be constituted wherever unusual spike of cases is noticed.”



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