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Lockdown: All government offices in Tripura to open from today

Tripura

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  4 May 2020 8:45 AM GMT

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AGARTALA: Despite the detection of two more coronavirus positive cases, all the government offices will start functioning from Monday and the transportation system will also start working in a restricted way.

Chief Secretary Manoj Kumar issued an order citing a Central government notification; and said that the Ministry of Health has categorized six districts of Tripura as 'Green zone' and two districts as 'Orange zone'. As per the Central government notification, there is no restriction on the normal functioning of government offices in the Green and Orange zones. Hence, all categories of employees will work from their offices from May 4, 2020. However, in every sphere, the officials will have to follow the lockdown norms like wearing a mask, maintaining social distance etc.

The order further said that a separate order will be issued for schools, colleges, educational/ training/ coaching institutions from the departments concerned, the order said. Separate orders are to be released on the opening of shops, running transportation systems and others.

Meanwhile, the BSF has launched a massive contact-tracing exercise and identified 68 persons who went close contact to the affected persons and put them in isolation.

Initiative has been also taken to bring normalcy in the educational institutions of the State as the Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath said that if the present situation prevails, the annual examinations in the colleges will be held in July. The decision was taken in a meeting where the Vice-Chancellors and other senior officials of the universities were present.

He added that at the school-level, the government has already decided to promote all students up to Class-VIII but the 'pass-fail' modality will remain in Class-IX and XI. He added that the decision has been taken following the CBSE norms.

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