SHILLONG: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma reviewed the COVID-19 situation in the state today. Along with the situation, the CM also reviewed the current status of the vaccination drive that is currently underway in the state.
Conrad Sangma in a tweet informed that Meghalaya is now among the states with the lowest active cases in the country.
During the review, Sangma discussed the relaxation of certain restrictions in Meghalaya amid COVID-19.
“Reviewed the #COVID situation in #Meghalaya & status of the vaccination drive that is underway. Also discussed the relaxation of certain restrictions that were put in place. Glad to see Meghalaya among the States with the lowest active cases in the country,” he tweeted.
Meanwhile, the state government has announced that all higher education institutions in the state will reopen on February 1, 2021. The state Ministry of Education directed universities to adhere to guidelines issued by the state government.
According to the announcement published by the state government, the classes will be held both online and offline in a mixed-mode. The class includes classroom transactions, homework, and online interaction in the counseling area. According to media reports, parental consent to attend offline classes is mandatory and attendance must not be enforced and must be entirely dependent on parental consent.
The notice published by the State Department of Education adds that at least three classes will be offline, with two classes per week required at home for homework-related assignments. The notice adds that students and parents can get more updates on the official website of the Meghalaya State Department of Education.
Meghalaya reported eight new COVID 19 cases on Thursday while the State has also registered seven recoveries. The Directorate of Health Services informed that the total recovered cases in the State have gone up to 13,513 whereas the number of active cases is 90 and 146 deaths have been reported. The total confirmed COVID 19 cases stands at 13,749.
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