Basic and upper primary schools will reopen on February 16 in West Bengal.
The news: The School Education Department will create a standard operating procedure for schools to ensure that Covid-related measures are followed after the schools reopen, according to a notice issued by the state government on Monday.
- The Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) centres were also allowed to reopen by the Bengal government.
- Nutritional meals, preschool education, primary healthcare, vaccinations, health check-ups, and referral services are provided to children under the age of six and their mothers at these centres, also known as anganwadis.
- All restrictions on inbound flights have also been eased by the West Bengal government. However, all incoming travellers must be completely vaccinated or have a negative Covid-19 test result obtained 72 hours before arrival.
- The nighttime curfew will be maintained.
- The night curfew in Bengal would be maintained, according to the announcement. From 12 a.m. until 5 a.m., all vehicles and individuals will be prohibited from moving.
- Only essential and emergency services will be permitted, according to the notice.
Other Covid protocols, such as required masks, physical distance maintenance, and health and hygiene protocols, will continue as previously, according to the statement.
The number of Covids in Bengal has decreased on a daily basis. The state recorded 512 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, compared to 2,14 new cases on February 1 and 46,112 new cases on January 14.