After Kargil, Leh to open schools from March 7

J&K adds 55 cases, Ladakh 13

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU/SRINAGAR/ LEH, Mar 1: After Kargil, the district Leh administration today also ordered reopening of educational institutions for Class 6th to 12th from March 7 while the Union Territory of Ladakh reported only 13 COVID positive cases, all in Leh district and Jammu and Kashmir recorded 55 positives.
An order issued by District Magistrate Leh Shrikant Balasaheb Suse said all Government as well as private schools/Institutes in Leh district will be allowed to open from March 7 for Class 6th to 12th with strict adherence to COVID precautionary measures as well as Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)/ guidelines for health, hygiene and safety protocols issued by the Ministry of Education and Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.
The students will be required to wear facemasks, maintain social distancing and frequent washing of hands.
The schools will make arrangements for sitting with social distancing inside classrooms/offices and make available face masks, sanitizer, hand wash and drinking water facility inside the premises.
The District Magistrate has asked the Principals/Heads of the Institutes and staff to report at their respective schools at least two days prior to the date of opening for making necessary arrangements with regard to COVID precautionary measures.
Meanwhile, the Union Territory of Ladakh today reported 13 fresh COVID positive cases, all in Leh district. Kargil district didn’t report any fresh cases.
Ladakh has 150 active positive cases including 147 in Leh and three in Kargil.
Corona count in Ladakh has now reached 28016. Of them, 27638 have been treated while there were 228 casualties—168 in Leh and 60 in Kargil.
Jammu and Kashmir today reported 55 COVID positive cases.
Jammu region registered 29 cases and Kashmir 26.
Among 29, 23 cases were recorded in Jammu district, two in Kathua and one each in Udhampur, Samba, Poonch and Reasi districts while Rajouri, Doda, Kishtwar and Ramban districts didn’t report any fresh positives.
Seventy five persons recovered from the virus leaving number of active positive cases in Jammu division to 375.
Corona cases in Jammu region have gone up to 1,65,975. Among them, 1,63,275 have recovered from the virus while there have been 2325 fatalities.
Meanwhile, Kashmir today reported 26 fresh cases of COVID-19.
Those who tested positive include 17 from Srinagar, 3 from Baramulla, 4 from Kupwara and 2 from Bandipora.
With the fresh cases, the number of cases in Kashmir division has reached 287,077 including 284,415 recoveries and 2,423 deaths.
The number of active cases in Jammu and Kashmir are 614 including 239 from Kashmir division.
With 124 more recoveries, the tally of total recoveries in Jammu and Kashmir has reached 447,690 which is 98.82 percent of the total cases.