Covid-19 Cases: The number of Covid-19 cases in India continues to rise in several parts of the country. As a result, several states and Union Territories are taking precautionary measures and encouraging people to follow Covid-19 appropriate behaviour. Amid this, the Uttar Pradesh government has asked all schools and colleges in India to make wearing masks mandatory for students, teachers and staff.
The order has been issued by Noida Health Department. Officials also said that wearing of masks in crowded places like offices, hospitals, malls and public transport remains mandatory. They said that those who fail to do so will be denied access.
Dr Sunil Sharma, Chief Medical Officer, said that the order has been issued in response to the continuous surge in Covid-19 cases in the city and the state of Uttar Pradesh.
“The number of coronavirus cases is on the rise in the country, including parts of Uttar Pradesh. Keeping that in mind and ways to ensure that people are protected from the infection, it is very important to follow these precautions and Covid protocol,” Chief Medical Officer Sunil Kumar Sharma, who issued the guidelines, said.
Ensure that there is enough space between seats in the classroom
All schools, colleges, and other educational institutions have been instructed by officials to ensure that there is enough space between seats in the classroom. The administration has also been asked to ensure that all students have easy access to sanitizers and hand soaps.
Moreover, the administration has asked all educational institutions to install thermal scanning at the entry gate of schools. Additionally, it has been clearly stated that those students having symptoms of cough and cold or flu-like symptoms should be sent home.
In addition, schools and parents have been advised to get the booster dose for students.
The guidelines came as the number of cases in Gautam Buddh Nagar and adjoining Delhi went above 100.