All academic restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus will be lifted from the educational institutions from elementary schools to university levels in Assam from January 12, 2021, said Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.
He stated that the staggered system of attendance of different classes will be withdrawn with regular classes at all levels resuming from the start of the new year. However, wearing of masks, use of sanitisers and social distancing will continue to remain in place.
A fresh Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) will be issued by the state Education department soon in this regard.
The development comes as the prevailing COVID-19 situation in the state has improved considerably with currently a very low positivity rate following which it has been decided to lift the restrictions, the minister said at a press conference in Guwahati.