Chandigarh, 13th July : In a meeting of Chandigarh war Room, presided by Governor of Punjab and Administrator of UT Chandigarh , it was decided to reopen the Schools from July 19 for 9th to 12th classes subject to parents’ consent for sending their wards to the schools. However, the online mode of teaching will continue.
It was also decided that the coaching institutes will be allowed to function physically from 19th July, 2021 with the condition that all the eligible students and staff are administered at least one dose of vaccine and the Corona protocols are strictly followed in the institutes. The number of guests for social gathering like wedding would be increased to 200 or 50% capacity of the banquet hall, whichever is less with the condition that all adult guests and staff of the hotels/banquet halls to have received at least one dose of vaccine or to have negative RT-PCR report of last 72 hours.
The meeting was attended by Dharam Pal, Adviser to the Administrator, UT, Chandigarh, Arun Kumar Gupta, Principal Secretary Home, Sanjay Baniwal, Director General of Police and Vijay Namdeorao Zade, Finance Secretary at Punjab Raj Bhawan. Kamal Kishor Yadav, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Yashpal Garg, CEO, Chandigarh Housing Board, Vinod P. Kavle, Secretary IT, SS Gill, Secretary Education and Deputy Commissioners of Panchkula & Mohali, Director, PGIMER, Director Principal, GMCH-32 & Director Health Services, GMSH-16 attended through Video Conferencing.