Surge in Covid-19: Online classes, distance learning to continue

Srinagar, Mar 30: In view of surge in COVID-19 cases, the government Tuesday said that the educational establishments across Jammu and Kashmir can continue online or distance learning wherever possible.

The government also said that school and higher educational institutions shall also ensure social distancing and staggered attendance.

State Executive Committee Chairperson B V R Subrahmanyam said, “In view of the recent spikes in 
COVID-19 cases, educational institutions are strongly advised to take full safety precautions especially by ensuring social distancing, staggered attendance, maintaining sanitation and hygiene, early identification and isolation of suspect cases.”

He said, “Wherever possible, online or distance learning shall continue to be the preferred mode of teaching and shall be encouraged, and where schools have been conducting online classes smoothly, and some students prefer to attend these online classes rather than physically attend the school, they may be permitted to do so.”

The government said that all the activities shall continue to be permitted in the UT of Jammu and Kashmir with immediate effect from April-01-2021 outside the containment zones, till further orders.

Pertinently, Jammu and Kashmir has again witnessed a rise in fresh COVID-19 cases with this year’s highest single-day rise of 271 recorded on Saturday.

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