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The Nagaland government has decided to allow schools to reopen for classes I to V following reports of improvement in the COVID-19 situation in the State, minister Neiba Kronu has said.

However, the date from which classroom teaching will resume for primary students has not yet been fixed.

The administration has also approved the reopening of theatres, exhibitions, gyms, cinema halls, sports complexes and other public places immediately, he said.

The High Powered Committee (HPC) on COVID-19, headed by Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, during its meeting held on Thursday, allowed the reopening of primary schools for students of Classes I to V, Planning and Coordination Minister Neiba Kronu told reporters.

A notification along with a detailed standard operating procedure (SOP) will be issued by the School Education Department in consultation with the Health and Family Welfare Department within the next 10 days, said Kronu.

Students of Class VI and above have started going to school on February 8.

Schools in the State were closed in March last year when the lockdown was imposed.

The HPC decided to resume classroom teaching for primary students and reopen public places as the COVID-19 situation has improved in Nagaland and restrictions are being relaxed further.


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