Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said on Thursday that the government is considering reopening schools in the state once the Covid-19 test rate drops to zero, or at least 2 to 3%.
Biren Singh spoke to reporters during the Sainik School Golden Jubilee celebrations in Imphal on Thursday. He said, “We’ll wait someday. The current rate of positivity (Covid 19 in the state) is 5.6%. “
The pandemic’s positivity rate dropped to 4.3% on Thursday with the discovery of 116 new cases of Covid-19, with 2,682 samples tested in the past 24 hours, state health officials said. The total number of people infected in the state has increased to 1,21,578.
The state also reports one death due to Covid-19 from the Bishnupur region. Thus, the death toll from Covid-19 in the state rose to 1,876 people. The highest number of deaths has been recorded in the Western District of Imphal (626), while no deaths have been reported in the Ferzavl district to date.
On the other hand, thanks to 140 new recoveries in the last 24 hours, the total number of Covid-19 cases cured in Manipur has reached 1.17,950. Thus, the state tax refund is increased to 97.01%.
On April 26, the government of Manipur announced the start of a summer vacation for all public, subsidized and private schools affiliated with the Manipur Secondary Education Council and the Manipur Higher Secondary Education Council, from May 1 to May 31 this year due to the current surge in the number of Covid infections in Manipur. after the second wave of the pandemic, as well as to avoid any unwanted consequences. Since then, schools have not reopened.
Earlier, on April 19, the government agency announced the postponement of entrance exams to 2021 and entrance exams to 2021. Previously, entrance exams and final exams for higher secondary education are scheduled for May 6 and 5, 2021, respectively.
On January 27, schools and colleges in Manipur resumed operations with multiple COVID-19 security procedures after a ten-month hiatus.