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Despite reporting some COVID-19 cases in Coaching Centers, management continue their class work: DDMA Srinagar

Orders closure of class work in particular coaching institutes

Bhat Imran

Srinagar, Dec 31 (KNO): The District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) Srinagar on Thursday said that several Coaching Centers in the district were continuing their class work despite reporting some COVID-19 positive cases in the respective institutes.

The DDMA magistrate of Srinagar in an order, a copy of which lies with the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) said, “Some COVID-19 cases have been reported from several coaching institutes of the Srinagar, particularly those operational in Parraypora and Rajbagh areas of the Srinagar city, during the sampling drive carried out by district Administration.”

The DDMA Srinagar Magistrate Shahid Iqbal Choudhary in an order said, “The management of these coaching institutes continued their classes even after reporting of positive cases, in brazen violation of COVID-19 SOP’s that too without even bothering to inform district Administration.”

Choudhary ordered closure of class work in such coaching institutes wherein COVID-19 positive cases have been reported.

“In view of the situation and in line with COVID-19 guidelines, it is hereby ordered that coaching institutions where positive cases have been reported shall immediately close their classes till complete sampling is carried out and results are received, besides sanitization of facility,” he said—(KNO)

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