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Manipur government mulls various modalities for opening schools, colleges


Heads of departments concerted were directed to impress upon both teaching and non-teaching staff under them for Covid-19 vaccination at the earliest, if not yet done.

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As Manipur is getting some respite from Covid pandemic with test positivity rate remaining below 10 per cent for a couple of days, the state government is mulling to reopen educational institutions. The Commissioner of Education M Harekrishna on Thursday informed that the government is considering various modalities for opening of educational institutions in both schools and colleges in the near future.

Harekrishna, in a letter to heads of departments concerned, said the improving Covid scenario in the state is likely to result in opening of the educational institutions. While the government is contemplating various modalities for opening the same, it is also imperative that it is done after taking into consideration all the safety measures that are required to be taken up prior to the opening.

He further said, ”Amongst various measures, vaccination of all teaching and non-teaching staff (preferably in two doses) may also be considered to ensure safety in schools/colleges and you are requested to impress upon both teaching and non-teaching staff under your respective department for vaccination at the earliest, if not yet done.”

“A detailed report on the level of vaccination in each school/college may please be submitted at the earliest, preferably district wise,” he added.

Special vaccination drive for teaching and non-teaching staff

Meanwhile, Chandel District Immunization Officer Dr Lakshmi Thumlip has requested Zonal Education Officer Chandel to ensure that all school teachers and non-teaching staff of Chandel District (Both Public & Private) are vaccinated at the nearest vaccination sites.

“Special vaccination campaigns are to be organized for these staff in coordination with the District Administrator and the Department of School Education,” added the district Immunization officer.

Present Covid status

Manipur maintained less than 10% positivity rate for the last three days. The state on Thursday reported 299 new Covid 19 positive cases out of 3,943 tests done in the past 24-hours, which is 7.6% tests positive rate. Total active caseload as on Thursday stood at 3.320 and the recovery rate was 95.53 %.

In the last 24 hours, the State Level Covid 19 Deaths Audit Committee has reported six Covid 19 deaths. Out of six deaths, four persons had comorbidities, two of them had first dose of Covid vaccine and one of them had both first and second doses of Covid vaccine, the report said.

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