Jammu & Kashmir

Admin asks DCs to take final call on functioning of schools amid spike in COVID cases among students

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Srinagar: Amid a spike in the COVID cases among the students, the administration on Friday asked the Deputy Commissioners in all districts of Jammu and Kashmir to take a final call as to whether physical classes or online classes shall be held for the safety of the students.

According to the order issued today, the administration said that it has been observed that the surge of the pandemic has wide variation among districts. “In view of the issue, the decision regarding the running of physical classes vis a vis online classes require to be taken at district level by the Competent Authority.”

“I am directed to convey that all the District Magistrates, Chairman of DDMAs of Kashmir and Jammu Divisions shall take a call on the continuation of academic activities that is physical classes or online classes in their respective jurisdiction, keeping in view the safety of the students and present trend of Pandemic COVID in different districts,” it reads.

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