SHILLONG: Schools in Meghalaya will reopen for Classes 1-5 from February 14, and no mandatory testing will be required on entry into the state for double-vaccinated people, Chief Minister Conrad Sangma has said.

Sangma chaired a high-level meeting to review the COVID-19 situation late on Wednesday,

The chief minister said the night curfew from 10 pm to 5 am will be withdrawn from Friday.

 “No RT-PCR test will be needed for double-vaccinated individuals coming to the state starting Friday. The schools (Classes 1 to 5) will be fully functional from Monday,” he said.

Teaching via the offline mode for Classes 6-12 and in colleges and universities had already begun last week.

Sangma also said entry into bars, restaurants and movie theatres will only be allowed for fully-vaccinated people, and that the odd-even system of plying of vehicles will continue in Shillong.

The northeastern state had reported 125 fresh COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, which pushed the tally to 92,646, while the death toll mounted to 1,554 with two more fatalities.


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