AURANGABAD: In view of the rising Covid-19 circumstances in Maharashtra’s Aurangabad, the scholars of courses 5 to 9 and sophistication 11 in faculties of the district have been given the choice of attending the courses on-line, officers mentioned on Thursday.

The announcement was made throughout a press convention held by appearing district collector Anant Gavhane, Municipal Commissioner Astik Kumar Pandey, Police Commissioner Nikhil Gupta and Superintendent of Police Mokshada Patil.

“With the intention to stop the unfold of Covid-19, now we have determined to make elective the bodily presence of scholars for courses 5 to 11 in faculties,” Pandey mentioned.

“This feature shall be open until February 28. The state of affairs shall be monitored once more and a choice shall be taken about resumption of bodily attendance,” he added.

The courses for SSC (class 10) and HSC (class 12) will proceed the best way they’re at present being held, he mentioned.

Gavhane mentioned that the administration has appealed to 190 perform/occasion halls within the district to comply with all the security laws in view of the pandemic.

“These perform halls have been requested to comply with pointers, failing which their property shall be sealed. Fifty flying squads have been created comprising personnel of the agricultural improvement, police and income departments,” he mentioned.

“We’ve reached the height of practically 6,500 lively sufferers. The district at present has 11,763 beds, 2,124 oxygen beds, 300 ventilators and 532 ICU beds. The services which had been closed as a result of lower graph of coronavirus sufferers, shall be opened if wanted. There are practically 115 devoted Covid-19 hospitals, Covid care facilities and well being clinics right here,” he mentioned.

Motion could be taken in opposition to folks not carrying masks, he mentioned.

The district has thus far witnessed 1,247 deaths as a result of an infection, whereas the demise fee is 2.60 per cent. Contact tracing is 11.43 and eight.93 is the positivity fee within the district, Gavhane added.

Commissioner of Police Nikhil Gupta warned that if the state of affairs worsens, the administration would possibly rethink of imposing curfew.

“Docs are warning in regards to the second wave of the pandemic and folks ought to comply with the rules. If the state of affairs worsens, the administration can consider night time in addition to day curfew,” he mentioned.

The variety of circumstances in Aurangabad district has gone as much as 47,979 with 137 contemporary circumstances. A complete of 46,235 folks have been discharged and there are 498 lively sufferers within the district, one other official mentioned.


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