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Uttar Pradesh government today issued an order allowing intermediate schools in the state to re-open from 16 August with 50% capacity. The order also allowed colleges and universities to reopen from 1 September according to news agency ANI.

The state government also gave instruction to begin the process of entrance for students in colleges/universities from 5 August.

"Students of high (class 9 and 10) and intermediate (class 11 and 12) schools will participate in the 75th Independence Day celebrations on August 15. And on August 16, teaching-learning will commence in the schools with half capacity, while adhering to the COVID-19 protocol," Additional Chief Secretary (Information) Navneet Sehgal told PTI

According to the UP government statement, the chief minister has instructed officials to begin preparations for commencement of new session of all educational institutes in view of the controlled situation of the coronavirus in the state.

The results of Classes 10 and 12 boards have been declared, and admission for the under-graduate classes should start from August 5, the chief minister was quoted as saying.

In the educational institutes, provisions of sanitiser, infra-red thermometers and masks have to be made, while social distancing and COVID-19 protocol have to be maintained, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said.

With the resumption of the educational institutes, it would be appropriate to organise special vaccination camps for students above the age of 18 years. The health department should make all the necessary arrangements in this regard, he said.

Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh on Sunday reported 36 fresh Covid cases, which took the tally to 17,08,476, according to an official statement.

No fatality from the infection was registered in the state and the death toll stands at 22,763, the statement issued by the Uttar Pradesh government said. Of the fresh cases, four were reported from Sultanpur, while three each were reported from Allahabad, Varanasi and Gorakhpur, it said.

In the past 24 hours, 76 people have recovered from the disease, taking the total number patients discharged so far in the state to 16,85,049.

The count of active COVID-19 cases in the state stands at 664, the statement said.

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