JK government authorizes gradual reopening of higher education and skills development institutes from July 31

Jul 18, 2021 5:40 PM STI

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], July 18 (ANI): The government of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday informed that institutions of higher education and skills development in the Union territory may consider a gradual reopening based on COVID-19 vaccination status staff and students after July 31.
According to an official notification from the government of Jammu and Kashmir, both public and private educational institutions may request the attendance of vaccinated personnel for administrative purposes.
“Public and private educational institutions are authorized to request the personal presence of limited vaccinated staff for administrative purposes. Higher education institutions and skills development centers may be considered for a gradual reopening for on-site learning after July 31, 2021, subject to vaccination status. students and staff ”, read the official notification.

The government has ordered all deputy commissioners to focus on the positivity rates of medical blocks under their jurisdiction.
“Intensified measures, related to the management of COVID and the restriction of activities, will have to be taken by the DCs in the notified blocks. All deputy commissioners should actively monitor positivity rates in these blocks and consider implementing more stringent control measures in closed clustered spaces like public-private offices, community halls, shopping malls, bazaars, etc., in case the weekly positivity rate exceeds 4% in these blocks, ”indicates the order.
“The protocol of the three T’s of testing, monitoring and treatment, in addition to vaccination, must be reinforced in these blocks. The proportion of RT-PCR tests in the total mix should be increased, at best, to 70% or more, excluding travelers, ”he said.
The government of Jammu and Kashmir should ensure adequate availability of dedicated COVID health and logistics infrastructure (including ambulatory), based on its assessment of the trajectory of the case.
He ordered that the guidelines / instructions on the containment of COVID in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir remain in effect until further notice. (ANI)

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