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JAMMU: Night curfew to continue and the limit for indoor and outdoor activities also remain 25 persons in the Jammu and Kashmir, where authorities have already reopened educational institutions with limited in person teaching subject to 100 per cent vaccination.However, in banquet halls in case of the positive rate is below 0.2 and weekly case load below 250, gathering shall be permitted upto enhanced limit of 50 for vaccinated persons with verifiable RTPCT or RAT report not older than 72 hours.An official spokesman said this Sunday evening that a detailed review of current COVID-19 situation in Jammu and Kashmir was held by Chief Secretary, who is chairperson of State Executive Committee (SEC). Senior officers besides Divisional Commissioners of Kashmir and Jammu and Deputy Commissioners (DCs) also participated in the meeting.He said review was conducted to assess overall situation pertaining to the spread of COVID-19 in the Jammu and Kashmir, particularly focusing on total weekly new cases, total positivity rate, bed occupancy, case fatality rate, vaccination coverage of total targeted population and extent of compliance of COVID Appropriate Behaviour (CAB).It was decided that the maximum number of people permitted to attend any indoor or outdoor gathering shall be strictly restricted to 25. However, in case the positivity rate is below 0.2 and weekly caseload 250, gathering shall be permitted to enhanced limit of 50 for vaccinated persons.There shall be no weekend curfew in any district, the SEC said.As regards the educational institutions, class for 10th and 12th standard shall be permitted with limited in-person teaching not exceeding 50 per cent on a given day for vaccinated students and staff. Consent shall be obtained from the parents of all students who are willing to attend the school. The school premises should be thoroughly sensitized. Proper screening regarding vaccination should be done on the school gate. If students or teachers or other school staff shows symptoms of cough, cold or fever, they will not be allowed to enter the school. The Head of the school must ensure that the guidelines related to social distancing and COVID protocol are strictly followed.SEC said the coaching centre or civil services, engineering, NEET shall be permitted with limited in person teaching for fully vaccinated staff and students, subject to condition that the head of the centre shall ensure the guidelines related to social distancing and COVID protocol are adhere to.
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