School Closed: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, in a conference with medical and police officials, has ordered the closure of all schools and colleges in the state till January 26 due to the increasing infection of Corona. The CM also ordered the officials to ensure effective monitoring of the COVID group and perimeter to contain the outbreak of the third wave of COVID-19.
It was decided in the meeting that all educational institutions except medical, dental and nursing colleges in the state will remain closed till January 26 to ensure the safety of the students. Residential schools will also remain closed for this period. All nursing and medical colleges will remain open and ensure adherence to the COVID-19 SOPs and safety protocols issued by the health department. The CM has asked the officer to review the availability of beds, oxygen, PPE kits and medicines.
They have also felt the need to expedite the vaccination of children in the age group of 15 to 18 years and to give precautionary doses to health care workers. He also said that the mechanism of home isolation should be made more effective and revised home isolation guidelines should be implemented.
Schools are reopening in various states due to the spread of the omicron variant of COVID-19. Maharashtra, Delhi, West Bengal, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Mizoram and many other states have called off physical classes and continue in physical mode.
first published:Jan. 9, 2022, 4:11 p.m.