The Nagaland government has eased restriction on Covid-19 by starting the unlock process and allowed higher secondary schools and colleges to reopen from July 26.
Nagaland began the ‘unlock‘ with the first phase from July 1 to 7, followed by the second phase from July 8 to 17.
Meanwhile, the state reported 95 new Covid-19 cases on Friday with overall positivity rate of 10.83 per cent.
According to officials, the third phase of ‘unlocking’ would start on July 18 and continue till August 1.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the High Powered Committee (HPC) on Covid-19 headed by Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio.
Physical classes for students of standard 10 and below will continue to remain suspended and the government would decide on it after August 1.
During the meeting it was decided that all the teaching and non-teaching staff have to be inoculated with at least the first dose or provide Covid-negative report every 15 days.
However, no such norms has been announced for the students.
It has also been decided in the meeting to welcome tourist who have taken both doses of the Covid-19 vaccines to Nagaland.
Meanwhile, the HPC has decided to compulsorily vaccinate all the state government employees starting with those working in the state Civil Secretariat and the Directorates.
“There is no shortage of Covid-19 vaccine in the state and therefore we want all government servants to come forward and get inoculated which will help fighting the pandemic,” said an official.