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Schools likely to reopen before annual exams after completion of vaccination process: Div Com

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Srinagar: The government is mulling to reopen all the schools across Jammu and Kashmir before the annual final year examinations, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, P K Pole said on Friday.

According to the news agency KNO, talking to media-persons on the sidelines of the function at B.Ed College at M A Road here, Pole said that the government has already reopened educational institutions after the first dose of Covid vaccine was given to all those above 18 years of age.

“The educational institutions for remaining students will likely be reopened before the annual final exams if the vaccination process for 100 percent population is completed,” Pole said.

Asked about the preparations for the possible third Covid wave, Pole said that adequate arrangements have been made in this regard. “We have made adequate arrangements with regard to manpower as well as the equipment to deal with the possible third wave,” he said.

He said that the third wave has arrived in some parts of the country, but in J&K, “we had fortunately completed 100 percent saturation of first dose for the above-18 age group and in the coming three to four weeks, we will complete the second dose as well.”

However, he said that the administration cannot combat infections without the cooperation of the people. “The people need to follow the SOPs to help the administration in combating the virus,” he said.

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