Exams will be conducted in written mode, following all COVID-19 guidelines

Aizawl: Regular classes for students of classes 9 and 11 will resume on February 22.

Earlier on January 22, the state government re-opened schools for classes 10 and 12 students, who will face board exams in April.

Schools have been closed in Mizoram since March last year due to the lockdowns announced owing to the spread of Covid-19.

A government order on Wednesday said normal classes for students of classes 9 and 11 will start from February 22 and all students are subjected to thermal screening before entering their schools.

Students of classes 9 and 11 will also be allowed to stay in hostels with effect from February 22, provided that all hostellers have negative result certificate for RT-PCR/TrueNAT test/RAgT, at least within 96 hours before entry into hostels, the order said.

Standard Operating Procedure (SoP) prepared by the School Education Department will be strictly followed, the order added.

The Covid-19 curve in the state has shown a declining trend. The number of active cases now stands at 18.

Meanwhile, Mizoram on Wednesday reported one Covid-19 case, taking the state’s tally to 4,396.

4,368 people have already recovered from the virus. The state has also reported 10 Covid-19 deaths so far. While the recovery rate is 99.37 per cent, the infection rate stands at 1.98 per cent.



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