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To close the school for students of class 8 and below in Mizoram Kovid-19 cases

AIZAWL: Due to the second wave of virus in the state of Mizoram, Kovid-19 will close schools for students of class eight and below in 19 cases.

Schools for students in classes five to eight were reopened on March 1 and on April 1 for classes three and four.

The public interview for the ministers has been suspended, for the time being, the guideline released on Friday night states.

The state government has also banned night church services and extended the existing period of district curfew in the state capital Aizawl and closed the district headquarters in view of the second Kovid-19 wave.

According to the new guideline, online classes will be conducted for eighth grade students only and normal classes have been suspended with immediate effect.

The proposal to open the school for the new academic session 2021-2022 on 4 May for all classes – from nursery to class 12 has also been canceled or canceled until further orders. It covers all schools, including those under the Central Board of Secondary Education, the guidelines said.

However, classes 9 to 12 will continue till the examinations are completed.

Classes in universities and colleges will be subject to a decision taken by the state’s Department of Higher and Technical Education.

Its earlier night curfew was extended from 10 am to 4 am to 8.30 pm at all district headquarters.

Night church services were allowed twice a week after religious places opened in the state in March.

The guideline states that singing greetings in the form of solo and duet and quartet and any singing is strictly prohibited.

Other places of entertainment such as churches, cinema halls, auditoria, community halls, picnic spots and resorts are allowed to open with 50 percent of their seating capacity.

It is set at 50 for the number of people present at a funeral, wedding and any social or political gathering.

Shops, hotels, restaurants and other commercial establishments will open under strict adherence to the Kovid-19 protocol.

The guideline states that all returns from other states will be examined with rapid antigen tests and those tested negative will be placed under domestic isolation for seven days with self-monitoring.

However, they would not need to go for home quarantine if they tested negative through RT-PCR and Truenat laboratories.

States returned from abroad or affected by the new Kovid-19 variant will have to reconsider the designated facilities.

But if they are already 10 days in the country after being tested and tested to be negative during screening at points of entry, they will be allowed seven days of house separation.

Quarantine is not mandatory for those who do not visit the state for more than 96 hours, provided they have ICMR-accredited RT-PCR or TRUNET or CBNAT laboratories Kovid-19 negative certificate. The new guideline states that certificates should not be older than 96 hours on their arrival in the state.

A Health Department official said that Mizoram reported 25 new Kovid-19 cases on Saturday taking the state’s tally to 4,583.

The state now has 115 active cases, while 4,457 people have recovered from the infection.

The official said that at least 11 people have died of the disease so far.

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