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Sunday, January 24, 2021

    New Covid Strain: More Stringent Days Beckon

    School authorities will have to exhibit a lot of responsibility and ensure that all Covid protocols are followed by the students

    Come January and all the educational institutes of the state to reopen. Assam government has already come up with a fresh set of guidelines for the schools. However, at the time of the discovery of the new strain of coronavirus and its presence in the country, enforcement of the strict guidelines is what would be crucial.

    Life in Guwahati along with the rest of the state has returned to almost normal. The state health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma had also claimed that the Covid 19 situation in the state has been under control and the state has no plan to impose lockdown again. But with the presence of the new strain of the virus and its constant spread across the country, lowering our guards will not be ideal.

    In this new circumstance, besides strict enforcement of the Covid protocols by the authorities, the schools especially dealing with kids will have to be highly responsible. School authorities will have to exhibit a lot of responsibility and ensure that classrooms are properly sanitized and the students are aware of the do’s and don’ts to ward off the pandemic.

    Besides, the state government has to keep a sharp vigilance on the incoming passengers from outside the state. The airports, railway stations and long-distance traveling vehicles need to be examined thoroughly without taking any chance.

    Already, major parts of the world including top countries were forced to impose lockdown once again in fear of the spread of the new mutant coronavirus. Assam which has already suffered a massive jolt due to the previous lockdown, the second round of lockdown may push the state to a dark corner for years.  At the same time in the event of another bout of contagion, the state must prepare itself to tackle such adversity.


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