After a long wait in Jharkhand, on Friday, expanding the scope of the unlock process, the government gave exemption to schools and coaching institutes to start classes by calling students from class 9th to 12th to school. Along with this, permission has also been given to operate inter-state buses.

A decision to this effect was taken on Friday in a meeting of the Disaster Management Authority held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Hemant Soren. During the meeting, permission was given to start offline classes from class IX to 12, but the duration of the class has been kept for a maximum of four hours, which will be able to run only till 12 noon. Under the new system, students will be able to be called to school only after the permission of the parents.

The government has given instructions that apart from calling the students in the classes in the schools, online classes will also have to be provided. Inter-state bus service has also been allowed in the state. Along with this, students in colleges and universities have also been given freedom to attend classes. Apart from this, now coaching centers can also be operated in the state. However, only students above 18 years of age can enter the coaching centre.According to the instructions, now permission has also been given to run buses from one state to another. However, during this time the Kovid prevention rules will have to be followed.After the review meeting, Chief Minister Hemant Soren said that after a long time, a little more concession has been given. With certain conditions, permission has been given to open schools-colleges, coaching institutes. Apart from this, the opening hours of the restaurant have been extended and now they will be able to open till 10 pm.The Chief Minister also said that this exemption does not mean that people start ignoring the corona protocol. He said that the challenge still remains, so people need to be careful.

Jharkhand government spokesperson said here that in view of the improvement in the situation of corona infection in the state in view of the improvement in the situation of corona infection in the meeting of the State Disaster Management Authority held here this evening under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Hemant Soren, all relaxations have been announced till further orders. Under this, permission has been continued to open all shops, cinema halls, gyms, restaurants, parks, banquet halls, community halls etc. from August 1 till 8 pm.

He said that in order to break the chain of Corona, the lockdown has been kept as before from 8 o’clock on Saturday night to 6 o’clock on Monday morning, in which permission has been given to open medicine shops and shops of milk, fruits and vegetables.In a notification issued under the signature of Chief Secretary Sukhdev Singh, it was told that the Health Protection Week in the state will now be effective from 6 am on August 1 till further orders and other restrictions already in force will continue during this period.

In order to break the chain of corona virus infection, the state government had started the Health Protection Week from April 22, which will continue till further orders with all exemptions.

(EW Correspondent)