Maharashtra further eases COVID curbs and drops vaccine requirement for students
Maharashtra Unlock Guidelines 2022: While coronavirus cases have drastically decreased, the Maharashtra government on Wednesday further eased COVID restrictions and lifted the mandatory vaccine requirement for college and university students. According to the latest announcement from the state government, students are now allowed to enter and attend classes offline even if they have not been vaccinated against COVID.Also Read – Current evidence does not suggest it is an ‘XE’ variant of Covid19, reports say
“Previously it was mandatory to take two doses of covid vaccines to attend university and colleges. Now this requirement has been removed and all students can now attend university and college,” State Minister for Higher and Technical Education Uday Samant said in a tweet. Also Read – India Reports First Case of New COVID XE Variant in Mumbai | Details here
ववददद्ययलयलयत उपयपूपू्वीय ोवदोोवोवणण ोवदोीीण बंधदोीीण बंधबंधीीण दआतद ोवदोोवोवणण्ययत आलीआत सआत्वव्ववथी्थीथीथी्ययपीठपीठ ववथथद्ययपीठपीठउप रश्थथत रहूहू रशतील ….
— Uday Samant (@samant_uday) April 6, 2022
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With the steady decline in CVID cases, colleges and universities in Maharashtra reopened on February 1, 2022. Students were urged to return to the university campus for physical and offline classes. However, taking preventive measures, the state government had asked them to come to college after being fully vaccinated with the two doses of COVID vaccine.
Under previous guidelines, students without vaccinations or vaccination certificates were not allowed to take offline courses at colleges and universities. However, students can now attend their classes offline even if they have not been vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine.
The state government, however, said students should follow COVID protocols such as wearing masks, maintaining social distancing and frequent hand sanitizing.
corona cases: Maharashtra recorded 136 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, up slightly from 52 a day ago, while four more patients died from the infection in the state, the Department of Health said. health. With that, the state’s COVID-19 tally rose to 78,74,582, while the death toll rose to 1,47,793, the department said in a bulletin.
As of Monday, the state had reported 52 coronavirus cases, the lowest daily count in two years, and no deaths. Significantly, Jalgaon, Nandurbar, Hingoli, Nanded, Akola, Yavatmal and Bhandara districts have no active cases. Mumbai has reported 56 cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, but no new deaths from the disease.