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Maharashtra COVID-19 unlock: Big updates on reopening of colleges, universities

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Amid a gradual decline in COVID-19 instances, the Maharashtra authorities has determined to reopen schools and universities from October 20 given the scholars, academics and employees are all absolutely vaccinated.

“All of the non-agricultural schools, state-run universities, deemed universities, self-financed universities and schools affiliated to them can begin holding bodily courses from October 20. The educating in addition to non-teaching employees ought to full their vaccination on precedence,” PTI quoted Maharashtra Increased and Technical Schooling Minister Uday Samant as saying.

“Solely the scholars who’ve taken each the doses can attend the courses. These college students who’re but to finish their vaccination towards COVID-19 ought to get it on precedence by coordinating with their respective schools,” the minister informed reporters.

“Each college ought to problem the usual working procedures (SOPs) to the universities affiliated to it,” he additional mentioned.

On the difficulty of reopening hostels, Samant knowledgeable, “These college students who want to remain on the hostel shall be intimated by their school administration. The universities are supposed to debate the difficulty with the officers of upper and technical schooling officers relating to the opening of hostels for college kids.”

The federal government can be planning to submit a proposal permitting college-going college students to board native trains in Mumbai and neighbouring areas earlier than the state chief secretary quickly, he said.

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