Preventive measures to contain spread of COVID-19: Classroom transactions in all schools of A&N Islands from Class IV to Class XII suspended

Port Blair, Mar 16: In pursuance to undertaking of preventive measures to contain spread of COVID – 19, all classroom transactions in all schools of Andaman & Nicobar Islands from Class IV to Class XII has been suspended immediately till further orders. However, examinations of Class X & XII will continue as usual.  The School Authorities shall be required to mandatorily sanitize the examination halls before and after each exam and ensure minimum distance of 1 metre between the examination writing tables.

Any remaining examinations for the Classes governed by the “No Detention Policy” are not to be conducted. For classes V & VIII, any remaining examinations may be conducted after the order for suspension of classroom transactions is lifted.

All students’ hostels shall be closed with immediate effect till further orders.  However, students of Classes X & XII may be allowed to stay in the hostels in case they are from distant areas and are appearing for Board examinations.  The hostel authorities shall mandatorily ensure proper sanitization of common room, reading room and dining room before and after use by the students.  All shall be directed to follow respiratory etiquettes meticulously while using common services.

Further, all Sports facilities such as Gymnasium, Swimming Pool, Play Ground/Stadiums, Water Sports activities in Govt. as well as private etc. including hostels are ordered to remain closed with immediate effect till further orders.

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