Uttarakhand postpones reopening of colleges after spike in COVID-19 cases – education
The Uttarakhand government has postponed the reopening of universities amid increasing COVID-19 cases here.
Cabinet Minister Madan Kaushik said on Wednesday that after a lengthy discussion in the cabinet, it was decided that universities will “probably” reopen in December.
There are 4,147 active cases of coronavirus currently here, while 64,032 people have recovered from the deadly virus, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW).
This comes after 84 schools in five blocks of the Pauri district in Garhwal Division were closed for five days after 80 teachers tested positive for COVID-19, an official said on Nov.6.
State Health Secretary Amit Negi had instructed the district magistrates of the state’s 13 districts to conduct COVID-19 tests for teachers placed in schools, adding that the Department of Education has also issued standard operating procedures (SoP) in this regard. .
The Health Secretary also warned people against an increase in coronavirus cases, saying that it is likely to spread further during the winter season. (AND ME)