As the Covid-19 situation stabilized, the Chandigarh administration eased several lockdown restrictions on public movement and gatherings.
As part of the gradual unlocking process, UT is now planning to open colleges in August, but has reported with some preventive measures. Hindustan Times.
According to the report, officials will first ensure that students and college college staff (both educated and non-teaching) receive at least the first dose of their vaccine before resuming classes.
“We are weighing various options, but the key to allowing colleges to reopen is the state of vaccination of teachers and students. We are also monitoring the situation in neighboring states,” an official said.
The UT administration has requested data on vaccination between students and staff from the Department of Education and Health. Now the goal is to focus on the inoculation drive of these groups over the next three weeks.
But online classes will continue for those who do not get up on time or are not ready to participate in physical classes.
However, to ensure maximum coverage among students and teachers, the authorities will have to launch a special drive from Monday with the tagline “Vaccinate students first before joining your joining college”.
“Three vaccination camps will be held in Punjab Engineering College, Sector 12; Chandigarh College of Engineering in Engineering and Technology, Sector 26; And Post Graduate Government College Ledge, Sector 46. No prior appointment is required to push. All students over the age of 18 can go for the vaccine. They can also vaccinate at the nearest government vaccination center, ”an official said.
Classes for school children
No decision has yet been taken by the administration on reopening the schools, although all eligible teaching and non-teaching staff have been asked to be vaccinated by July 31.
A meeting is expected next week.
Schools and colleges in UT have been closed since March last year when Kovid-19 broke out in the country. When some college leagues reopened in November 2020, they received a lukewarm response from students.
UT Covid situation in
Eight new Kovid-1 cases were reported in Chandigarh on Saturday, bringing the number of active cases to 100 as per the health case bulletin.
The positivity rate is now at 0.55%. No new deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours. Therefore, the total mortality is outstanding at 809.
In addition, a total of 7,09,180 people over the age of 18 have received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine in UT.
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