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Permission granted to Higher Education Institutions to reopen by following prescribed guidelines

Last Updated on August 31, 2021 at 9:45 pm

Permission has been granted to Higher Education Institutions to reopen by following prescribed guidelines, which includes a ceiling of 25 persons on the public gathering with full vaccination.

This was stated by Jammu Deputy Commissioner Anshul Garg, while addressing a press conference in presence of SSP Chandan Kohli and ADC Satish Sharma at DC office complex, here today.

The Deputy Commissioner informed the media persons that from June 1, 2021 over 5 lakh covid tests have been conducted with five to six thousand tests on daily basis.

He informed that more than 7.75 lakh people have already been vaccinated in the 18+ year age group which is 67% of its total population. He also informed that the positivity rate continues to be below 1% in the district.

The Deputy Commissioner informed that there is sufficient stock available for the second dose and appealed to the people to get vaccinated as soon as possible.

Regretting the careless behaviour of the people, he appealed to them to follow the Covid Appropriate Behaviour such as wearing face mask and maintaining social distance while venturing into the crowded areas. He said that it is important to follow CAB even after vaccination ‘to protect yourself and your family from Covid-19.’