Mk.Stalin extends the lockdown for two weeks, and schools will reopen with only 50% strength.
Medical colleges and other affiliated institutions, including nursing schools, will be allowed to resume on August 16…
In light of Covid-19, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin stated on Friday that the state’s lockdown will be prolonged for two weeks, till August 23. From September 1, the government has also decided to reopen schools for pupils in Classes IX-XII at 50% capacity at a time, in accordance with regular operating standards.
The School Education Department has been tasked with making the required preparations. Teachers at government and government-aided schools returned to work earlier this week.
According to Stalin, specialists universally agreed on the need for reopening schools. Experts claim that kids are sad as a result of their continuous indoor confinement, which has resulted in a learning gap among them. Furthermore, many students lacked access to online classes, he explained.
Medical schools and other associated institutions, including nursing schools, have also been allowed to resume as of August 16. According to Stalin, students and professors at these colleges have been designated as medical personnel and have been immunized. According to a statement by Stalin, the Health and Family Welfare Department will shortly publish comprehensive guidance on how the following announcements would be implemented
According to the authorities, enormous crowds have been seen at houses of worship, thus these sites will be closed to the public on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Additionally, in order to minimize crowds, fish and meat sellers have been instructed to put up individual stalls in open areas. The local municipality officials have been tasked with ensuring that merchants obey the regulations.
Stalin went on to say, “The proliferation of Covid has been brought under control after the district collectors/corporation commissioners/police officers took action against big gatherings in marketplaces and other locations.”
The administration also reaffirmed the previous recommendations. Hand sanitizer dispensers have been placed at the entrances of all stores. They’ve also been tasked with doing the thermal screening. Both store employees and customers are required to wear masks and keep a social distance. The general population has been requested to adhere to the Covid-19 rules and to leave only when absolutely required.
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