GUWAHATI: Assam Finance. Health, and Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma today announced that due to the "improved condition" of COVID-19 in the State and the extremely high recovery rate of virus patients, the hostels will be opened on a "limited scale" for the final year students amid the Government's initiative to resume normal activities.
"Owing to the improved situation regarding COVID-19 in the state, we have resolved to reopen hostels in a limited manner from December 15 onwards. Which means that only final year students will be able to return to the schools. If it is a residential school, students from Classes 10 and 12 will be able to return. In case of colleges, students from classes 10, 12, degree final year, and polytechnic, engineering final year shall be able to return from December 15 onwards," Sarma explained.
Sarma also stated that Assam is in a "satisfactory situation". "As per reports in various sections of the media, Assam has tackled the virus best among all the states," Sarma pointed out,
Schools and colleges in Assam formally reopened on November 2 after seven months following the Covid-19 outbreak.
It needs mention here that the Assam State Government is preparing to roll out vaccines for COVID-19 amid a mad scramble at the top laboratories across the country to expedite the process.
Meanwhile, on the directions of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Assam government has constituted three committees to oversee the entire process.
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