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Tripura to reopen all education institutions from January 31

As COVID test positivity slumped from 13 per cent to 3.8 per cent, the state government of Tripura on Saturday announced that all educational institutions, including schools from pre-primary to

As COVID test positivity slumped from 13 per cent to 3.8 per cent, the state government of Tripura on Saturday announced that all educational institutions, including schools from pre-primary to higher secondary levels, colleges and universities, would reopen on January 31.

Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath said he had met education and health directors before deciding on the reopening and that educationists were in favour of students returning to in-person classes. All COVID protocols, however, must be followed during the functions of schools, colleges, universities, madrassas, and other educational institutions.

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Notably, on January 15, the government closed schools for students in pre-primary through class 7, but stated that classes 8–12 would be held with 50% attendance. Meanwhile, examinations in the state would be held as scheduled.

According to the latest health department report, 152 people tested positive for the coronavirus while three died of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. The Agartala municipality, which had a test positivity rate of 29 per cent till a week ago, is of late reporting far fewer cases.

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First Published: 30th January, 2022 10:04 IST

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