Imphal: Manipur Government has allowed all schools, colleges to resume offline classes from March 10.
The decision has been taken in view of the decreasing COVID-19 cases in the state, said a statement issued by M Harekrishna, Commissioner, Education Department here on Wednesday.
It, however added that all COVID-19 protocols, particularly wearing face masks, maintaining social distancing and setting up a helpdesk, would be strictly followed.
“Considering the considerable improvement in Covid-19 situation in the recent weeks, and rate of vaccination among teachers, staff and students of the state, the government of Manipur has decided to allow reopening of all classes in all education institutes including Residential Schools, Hostels, Boarding Schools and Coaching Institutes and also institutions under different Ministries of the Government of India operating in the state with effect from 10th March 2022 until further orders,” said the statement.
It further stated that teachers, students and guardians should adhere to Covid Appropriate Behaviours and all government institutions/relevant SoPs, as issued by the government from time to time. All the institutions also should display prominently the number of vaccinated and unvaccinated teachers and staff, it added.
Manipur’s Covid positivity rate dropped down drastically to .7 % as only 10 persons tested positive out of a total of 1,375 on Wednesday. However, during the same period, one Covid-related death was reported while 25 persons recovered and were discharged, as per an official release from the Health Department.
All educational institutions to remain closed tomorrow
In a separate statement issued by Imphal West district magistrate, all the offices and shops and establishment inside and around the DC Office Complex, Imphal West and all officices, educational institutions, shops and establishment in the whole DM University shall remain closed on Thursday on account of counting of votes for the State Assembly election 2022.