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Schools and colleges in J&K to remain closed till July 15 – Times of India


JAMMU: Jammu as well as KashmirThe State Executive Committee (GIK) on Sunday extended the closure of educational institutions until July 15 and retained most of the guidelines already in force when considering the situation with COVID-19 in the Union territory. Earlier, on June 20, the SEC lifted weekend curfews in eight of the 20 counties amid a significant improvement in the overall situation. However, the night curfew is still in place in Jammu and Kashmir.

Chief secretary A.K. Mehta, who is also the chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, issued an order stating that the decision was made at a meeting with a focus on total weekly new cases (per million), overall positives, bed occupancy, case fatality rate and vaccination coverage of the target population.

“All universities, colleges and continuing education institutions will be closed for on-campus / full-time student training until July 15, except for courses / programs that require physical presence of students in connection with laboratory / research / thesis. training, etc. Training in all these institutions will be carried out on-line, ”the order says.

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It states that all schools and coaching centers will also remain closed for on-campus or full-time training until July 15th.

All J&K schools were closed in April due to a spike in COVID-19 cases, but students attended classes online.

Students in the Jammu summer zone are on summer vacation from June 8 to July 25.

While schools in Kashmir and parts of Jammu that fall into the winter zone observe an almost three-month winter break and a 10-day summer break each year, summer zone schools in Jammu generally observe a month and a half. – long summer holidays and short winter holidays every year.

The Securities and Exchange Commission said there would be no restrictions on the entry of passengers, returnees or travelers arriving in Jammu and Kashmir by road, rail or air.

However, they will be required to undergo a mandatory COVID-19 antigen test using any of the prescribed methods in accordance with the J&K government protocol, the order says, adding that the control protocol COVID-19 positive people will be followed in all positive cases.

“Travelers who have a valid and verifiable negative RT-PCR report 48 hours earlier from a recognized testing facility (a copy of which must be kept by the authorities – any false certificate entails liability under the law) will be allowed to enter unnecessarily. to be re-checked at the entrance, “the order says.

He asked Deputy Commissioners to step up the COVID-19 vaccination campaign.

“All closed public places such as government / private offices, banks, etc., Modes of public transport, especially local trains / buses, etc., Shopping malls and exhibition halls are encouraged to take measures to allow entry / access to such premises only to vaccinated people, or, if the person is not vaccinated, to a person with a valid COVID test negative report within 48 hours prior to entry or random test, ”it added.



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