As the third wave of the Kovid-19 epidemic continues and schools across the country reopen, physical classes 1 to 8 in summer schools in Jammu and Kashmir have resumed today. Classes will resume with strict adherence to the Covid Standard Operating Procedure (SoPs). Officials from the state education department had earlier announced that schools in the Kashmir Valley would reopen in phases from February 21.
In addition, early last week, students in grades 9 to 12 were seen wearing uniforms and carrying Covid-19 vaccine certificates, as they crowded their educational institutions in the winter capital and other districts in the region.
Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir recorded 151 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, bringing the total number of infections to 4,52,306, while no deaths were reported due to the disease within 24 hours, officials said. Of the new cases, 90 are from the Jammu division and 61 from the Kashmir division, they said.
Jammu district recorded the highest number of 43 new cases, followed by Doda with 29, officials said. There are 1,949 active cases of the disease in the Union Territory and the number of recoveries stands at 4,45,611, they said. The death toll from the epidemic in the Union Territory stood at 4,746. There are 51 confirmed cases of mucormycosis (black fungus) in the Union Territory, officials said.
(With input from the agency)
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