Schools reopen at 50% capacity for classes 1 to 12 in Indore & other MP districts

Schools reopen at 50% capacity for classes 1 to 12 in Indore & other MP districts

A drop in new COVID-19 infections pave way for reopening of schools across the state.

Amid the dipping graph of fresh COVID infections in Madhya Pradesh, the state has permitted all schools to reopen for offline classes, from February 1. All students, from classes 1 to 12, can now resume physical classes in line with COVID protocols and 50% attendance. Similarly, hostel buildings are also allowed to welcome students at 50% capacity.

Schools sealed for not getting students vaccinated

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While the state permitted the reopening of schools, a total of 5 institutes were sealed shut in Indore as per the instructions of the district collector, Manish Singh. According to his socials, the schools that were sealed were unable to produce any vaccination data for their students. These schools were further instructed to complete vaccination for the students in two days time, following which the closure shall be revoked.

With the vaccination drive in progress for 15 to 17-year-olds, the collector’s office issued another order. Officials and school staff helping with the vaccination drive can be punished under section-144 of the IPC on account of negligence.

Very few admitted to hospitals after testing positive

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The state reported a total of 6,243 new cases on Tuesday, with Indore and Bhopal being top contributors consistently. As per the daily health bulletin reports, Indore recorded 1,438 new COVID-19 cases and 4 deaths on Tuesday. With this, a total of 2,01,085 infections have been reported in the district as yet, where the positivity rate balances at 13.47%

Despite the high caseload, only a few COVID-19 patients are in hospitals, the CM commented. Experts will be consulted to discuss the situation in other states as well, he informed.

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