Among the rising number of COVID-19 cases in different parts of Jammu and Kashmir, the Union Territory administration has asked district magistrates to take a call on the continuation of physical classes in schools in their areas, considering students’ safety. The Jammu and Kashmir government declared the direction after dozens of students and teachers tested positive for coronavirus in various districts, mostly in Anantnag, Kulgam and Budgam over the past couple of days.
“All district magistrates / District Disaster Management Authorities’ chairmen in Jammu K shall take a call on the continuation of academic activities i.e. physical classes or online classes in their respective jurisdictions, keeping in view the safety of students and present trend of Covid-19 pandemic in different districts,” a government order said on Friday.
An order issued by Deputy Secretary Umesh Sharma of the School Education Department, said the chief education officer and other officials would assist district magistrates in taking such judgments. The order connected to the earlier government orders and guidelines on COVID-19 containment measures and said it has been observed that the wave of the pandemic has extensive variety among regions.