Schools in Mizoram Reopens Today

The SOPs issued by the states are in line with the Centre’s guidelines pertaining to restrictions- number of students, teaching and non-teaching staff.
Schools in Mizoram Reopens Today

Aizawl: Following COVID-19 safety guidelines-Schools in Mizoram reopened on January 22.

According to the official statement released by the state health minister, the state government has also decided to reopen the places of worship in Mizoram from February 2021.

The meeting was preceded by state Health Minister R Lalthangliana.

Meanwhile, as per the new notification, the state government has also allowed the students to stay in hostels in order to prepare for the board examinations.

Keeping the safety of the students in mind the reopening of the schools for the students from classes 10 and 12 are required to undergo the Rapid Antigen Test and submit the reports to the required authorities.

Further, students with symptoms of COVID-19 will be sent home immediately.

James Lalrinchhana, School Education Director whole speaking to the media stated that apart from classes 10 and 12, the schools will remain closed for the students from other classes until further orders are given.

With all the schools and colleges in the northeast are slowly starting to roll back, Maniaour government has too decided to open the educational institutes, including schools and colleges, in the state from January 27.

It is to be mentioned that schools in Manipur have been shut down since March 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic in India.

Among all states in the Northeast, Assam has been worst affected by the pandemic. Till Sunday morning, the number of cases recorded was 1,55,453 including 548 deaths. Meghalaya recorded 4,557 cases, Nagaland 5,392 and Mizoram 1,578.

The states in the region not reopening schools are Tripura, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh. With 22,032 cases, Tripura is the second worst-hit state in the Northeast. Arunachal and Manipur recorded 7,250 and 8,724 cases respectively.

Earlier, Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the classes will be informal and attendance is voluntary. Students will come to school to clear doubts. Formal classes will begin only after the assessment of the Covid-19 situation.

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