Gurukuls, Hostels should Follow Corona Protocols Strictly: Minister Sabitha

Gurukuls, Hostels should Follow Corona Protocols Strictly: Minister Sabitha

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Hyderabad: Education Minister P Sabitha Indra Reddy today directed the management of the schools, colleges and other educational institutions to be more vigilant on corona spread. The Minister stated that Gurukul and Hostels including other schools should follow corona protocols.

The Minister held a high level review meeting with the health and education officials here. Sabitha Indra Reddy stated that there is no need for worry or panic as the government has taken all measures to check virus spread.

Since there are some cases being figured at some schools in some pockets of the districts we need more care, she said. There is some school management who are neglecting the corona cases or ignoring to vaccinate their staff, the minister said. This situation has to go as the vaccination will help prevent possible spread, she said.

We are pressing the officials to vaccinate at all schools, colleges as the staffs have to get the jabs, Sabitha said. The Minister hoped that the officials of the health and the education will coordinate to vaccinate more to cover all the students.

The officials concerned informed about the present corona situation, vaccination, possible spread of Omicron and facilities at the educational institutions and steps to vaccination drive in all districts.

Stating that the government is cautious to prevent the spread of virus and new mutants, the minister asked the managements of the schools and colleges, the government and the private schools, colleges and institutions to follow corona protocols.

She directed the students and staff to wear mask, sanitize the hands and maintain distance besides keeping the premises clean.

The Minister directed the officials for a fresh report to tackle the situation and prevent virus spread in the state.