DC Srinagar orders closure of coaching centres

Srinagar: The District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) Srinagar said that several Coaching Centers in the district were continuing their class work despite reporting some COVID-19 positive cases

“Some COVID-19 cases have been reported from several coaching institutes of the Srinagar, particularly those operational in Parraypora and Rajbagh areas of the Srinagar city, during the sampling drive carried out by district Administration, reads the order.

The DDMA Srinagar Magistrate Shahid Iqbal Choudhary in an order said, “The management of these coaching institutes continued their classes even after reporting of positive cases, in brazen violation of COVID-19 SOP’s that too without even bothering to inform district Administration.”

Choudhary ordered closure of class work in such coaching institutes wherein COVID-19 positive cases have been reported.

“In view of the situation and in line with COVID-19 guidelines, it is hereby ordered that coaching institutions where positive cases have been reported shall immediately close their classes till complete sampling is carried out and results are received, besides sanitization of facility,” he said. (PTK)