Goa has achieved the target of administering both the doses of anti-Covid vaccines to its entire 11.66 lakh eligible population above 18 years of age, a health official said on Wednesday.
In view of declining cases, Goa government on Thursday announced the reopening of physical classes for students of Classes 1 to 12 from Monday. The order is applicable to all educational institutions. As per the official orders issued by state education department schools are asked to follow Covid-19 guidelines while conducting offline classes.
The official order issued by Director of Education Department Bhushan Sawaikar stated that schools have been directed to follow Covid appropriate behaviour and SOPs. Goa BJP’s medical cell chief, Dr Shekhar Salkar, who is also on the state experts’ committee of Covid-19, said the closure of schools for a long time is affecting the studies of students.
“The situation on Covid-19 front has come much under control and this is the right time for reopening of the schools,” he said.