Kohima, March 18 (NEx): The Government of Nagaland has approved the resumption of normal classes for primary students of standard 1st – 5th in all schools from March 22nd, 2021 onwards. All schools went on lock down due to the pandemic on March 2020, following the directives of the government to contain the spread of COVID-19.
Recently, the government approved the school department to resume normal classes for standard 8th and above in the state from February 8th, 2021. Observing that the state now has only 7 active cases with very less new cases being detected, the state government gave a nod for the department to resume classes for 1st-5th students from March 22nd.
Following the approval, the Chief Secretary, GoN, J Alam, IAS, issued the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) to be observed by the teachers, employees and students to contain the spread of COVID-19.
The SOP includes generic preventive measures like physical distancing, use of face cover/mask, frequent washing of hands to be mandatory. The schools are to arrange seats with a distance of 6 feet between chairs/desks, etc. Also, the SOP includes alternate days for conduct of classes and maintaining respiratory hygiene by all.