Srinagar : Jammu and Kashmir government on Sunday extended closure of the educational institutions for in-person and on-campus teaching till July 15.
An order to this effect has been issued by Secretary State Executive Committee of the J&K government’s Department of Disaster Management, Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction (Chief Secretary) while invoking section 24 of the Disaster Management Act 2005.
“All universities, colleges and technical/ skill development institutions in J&K shall remain closed for imparting on- campus / in-person education to the students till 15.07.2021 except for the courses/ programs that require physical presence of students on account of laboratory /researcher /thesis work and internship etc.
“All schools and coaching centers in J&K shall continue to remain closed for imparting on-campus / in-person education to students of all classes till 15-07-2021,” it said.
“ All closed public places like government / private offices, banks etc , modes of public transport particularly the local trains / buses etc, malls and showrooms are encouraged to lake measures that allow entry / access of such facilities only to the vaccinated people, or if a person is not vaccinated, to a person carrying a valid COVID negative test report within 48 hours prior to entry or on spot test,” it said, adding, “Concerned Deputy Commissioners may issue appropriate instructions in this regard based on their assessment regarding measures necessary to safeguard public health.”