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Nagaland to reopen schools for Class 5-10 from Oct. 1

Students attend their class at the Rajuk Uttara Model College in Dhaka on September 12, 2021, as Bangladesh schools reopened after 18 months in one of the world's longest shutdowns due to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. (AFP photo) (AFP)

Permits 100% attendance in all Govt. offices

DIMAPUR, SEPTEMBER 15: The Government of Nagaland has decided to allow conduct of regular classes in all schools in the State for students of Class 5 to 10 with 50% attendance and adherence of all provisions of the SOP issued by the Home Department from October 1 next.

The Government has also decided to permit 100% attendance in all Government offices subject to adherence to COVID-19 appropriate behaviour and fulfillment of the existing requirements for vaccination or testing for attendance in office.
This was decided in a review meeting of the High Powered Committee (HPC) on COVID-19, held under the chairmanship of Nagaland Chief Minister on September 13 last. The meeting after due deliberations also decided to extend the existing lockdown measures and guidelines from September 17 to 30 (Unlock-6) with further additional relaxations.
The meeting also decided to relax night curfew by one hour, and it will now be in force from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m.
The HPC decided to allow respective DTFs to decide on the timings for opening of shops and other business establishments within their respective jurisdictions outside the night curfew timings. It was also decided that swimming pools and cinemas will be allowed to open with 50% capacity subject to adherence to SOP to be issued by the Home Department.
Offline classes for Polytechnics for the session July-December 2021 will be allowed to open subject to compliance of SOP issued for re-opening of colleges and technical institutions for conduct of regular classes for students as applicable.

In the meeting, discussions were also held regarding Hornbill Festival, and it was informed that the State Government intends to celebrate/organize the Hornbill Festival if the COVID-19 situation continues to remain under control with positivity rate below 5%. The activities will be undertaken with full adherence to COVID-19 protocols. Travel to Nagaland for tourism is already allowed for those who have been fully vaccinated. Pre-bookings in hotels and other facilities may be done by intending tourists.
In order to kick-start the preparatory activities for Hornbill Festival, an inter-departmental meeting will be held with the Department of Tourism and the Department of Art & Culture on September 23, it informed.
(Page News Service)