- Jammu and Kashmir to reopen educational institutions within a week
- The UT had imposed lockdown on January 15
- Bihar and Delhi had also reopened schools earlier
Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor, Manoj Sinha on Saturday said that the union territory will reopen all educational institutions within the next two weeks amid improvement in the coronavirus situation.
Schools had been shut down on January 15 after the union territory saw a surge in covid cases. Jammu and Kashmir had reported 458 fresh covid cases and 3 deaths on Saturday taking the total number of positive cases to 45,0331.
Meanwhile, Bihar had also reopened schools for offline classes for standards 9 to 12 with full capacity across the state in the wake of the decline in COVID-19 cases, officials said. Educational institutes had been closed in Bihar since January 6 due to the spike in COVID-19 cases in the state.
Earlier the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) had decided to reopen higher education institutes and coaching centers along with schools for classes 9-12 from February 7. It also decided to reopen schools for students from nursery to Class 8 from February 14.