COVID-19: This state makes big decision on re-opening elementary schools

COVID-19: This state makes big decision on re-opening elementary schools

A sure state within the nation is witnessing a substantial decline within the variety of COVID-19 circumstances as per the state Health Minister on Monday. As a end result, it has taken a serious resolution on re-opening the elementary colleges within the state in January 2021.

According to Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, elementary colleges within the state, which have remained closed until now as a result of prevailing COVID state of affairs, will reopen from January one in a staggered method.

“Classes from nursery to six will begin from January one and a detailed Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) will be issued later. We will, however, have a staggered approach with different classes coming on separate days”, Sarma stated.

Considering the improved state of affairs, it has been determined to reopen the hostels of schools and universities for ultimate yr college students and for college students of Class 10 and 12 for residential college students in colleges from December 15, the minister stated at a press convention.

He additionally stated that every one momentary COVID Care Centres in Assam have been closed down with sufferers being handled at hospitals, following a lower in circumstances within the state, Sarma stated on Monday.

During November there was a gradual decline within the variety of circumstances and by November 28 all momentary COVID Care centres have been closed down, the minister stated. “As on date, the COVID-19 situation in the state is under control though, in other parts of the country and the world, there is a second or a third wave. The state government will continue to remain alert and will take stringent measures if the situation demands”, Sarma stated.

The remedy of sufferers will proceed within the hospitals the place amenities have been ramped up but when the state of affairs deteriorates, “we will make a decision accordingly and are prepared with a contingency plan in place”, he stated.

Testing of samples will, nonetheless, proceed aggressively, notably on the airports and railway stations as now many of the circumstances detected are of individuals coming from exterior. “We are conducting on an average 20,000 to 30,000 sample testing and around 50 per cent of the positive cases are detected from passengers at the airport”, he stated.

The state has registered a complete of two,12,617 positive circumstances thus far, of which 2,08,283 have recovered and three,350 are energetic circumstances whereas 981 have died as a result of illness. During November, within the first week 325 circumstances had been detected on a median every day, within the second week it declined to round 211 every day, within the third week to a median of 178 every day and at last within the final week of the month, the common has come right down to 158 every day.

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Meanwhile, referring to the possible use of vaccines, the minister stated that in the course of the latest assembly with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, “we have been told to prepare four categories of people to be vaccinated in the initial stage and they include frontline medical workers like doctors and nurses, those in field duty like security forces, people above the age of 50 and persons with co-morbidities”. “We are preparing the list and we expect 60 to 70 lakh of people to be included under these categories but the vaccine was not expected before March or April”, he added.

with inputs from information company PTI