With the 100 percent vaccination in the state of Goa, the possibility of the third wave striking has become bleak and the state Government is planning to reopen the schools and colleges in the state before the Diwali festival.
According to the the Zee News report, The schools, that have remained closed since the outbreak of COVID-19 Pandemic last year, are likely to resume its physical classes before Diwali this year, said the Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant.
“An expert committee of doctors has given its go ahead for the resumption of these classes in a phased manner,” the Goa CM was quoted as saying by PTI.
According to Mr Sawant the final call on this issue will be taken by the state Covid-19 Task Force after receiving the suggestions from the expert committee.
CM Sawant added that the classed will be resumed in a phase manner. “Once the task force gives its approval, the state education department would be informed and it will start the classes step-by-step. These classes may resume before Diwali,” he said.
The state government is planning to reopen the classed of standard 10 and 12 first followed by the classes of 9 to 11.
“Depending on the infrastructure of schools, the classes will begin for classes 9 to 12 by following all COVID-19 protocols and norms,” Sawant stated.
Meanwhile, Goa reported 113 new COVID-19 cases and 2 fatalities, which pushed the coronavirus caseload to 1,76,431 and death toll to 3,314, as per health department official on Thursday. The state currently has 856 active cases.
“With 5,135 new coronavirus tests, the total number of tests conducted in the state has gone up to 13,53,489,” the official informed.