Odisha’s government has decided to reopen public universities, government and non-government colleges for first-year students from tomorrow.
The government has decided to reopen colleges and universities due to “improving the COVID-19 situation in the state,” according to the order.
The order also stipulated that hostels would reopen from September 19 for these students and that all possible COVID-19 prevention protocols would be followed at hostels.
The state government has also issued guidelines that must be followed in colleges and universities. Teachers, staff and students residing in containment zones should not come to universities and colleges, and face masks must be worn.
Social distancing should be adopted in classrooms, libraries, laboratories, etc. Crowded classes can be divided into lots and the teaching hours per day can be extended.
There must be an isolation room ready for any emergency.
Meanwhile, water levels are dropping in many of Odisha’s rivers and there is no fear of major flooding in the state, including the Mahanadi and Subarnarekha rivers, a senior said on Saturday. responsible.
However, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted more rain in the next four days, although the chief engineer of the Department of Water Resources DK Samal said that rainwater remained accumulated in many villages.
“There is no fear of major flooding at Odisha, including in the Mahanadi and Subarnarekha river systems. Although it was predicted that 7 lakh cusecs of water would flow every second at Mundali near Cuttack , it came down to 6.76 lakh cusecs per second at 6 PM on Saturday. The water would pass through without causing much damage, “he said.
Samal said the water level has also started to drop in the Baitarani, Brahmani and Subarnarekha rivers.
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