19 January 2021, Simkot
Simkot Rural Municipality of Humla district has decided to resume schools from January 18.
The schools were closed for long time due to Covid-19 menace. The meeting of education committee at the rural municipality held on Sunday took this decision.
There are 23 community and 28 private schools here. Officiating chief administrative officer at the rural municipality Ujir Rokaya informed that the schools have to follow the health and safety protocol including social distancing. Both the community and private schools will be provided sanitizers. However, students themselves would bear the cost of mask.
Earlier, the schools were resumed in October (Kartik) and conducted class for a week. However, they were closed again after the students at Mahabauddha Secondary School of neighbouring local level tested positive for coronavirus.
In the district, the new academic year begins from first week of Falgun and concludes in Mangsir. After the annual exam in Mangsir, the schools used to be closed for three months. Other local levels are however still afraid to resume schools in the district.
A total of 91 persons were infected with coronavirus in the district so far while 90 of them got recovery, according to Information Officer at District Hospital, Bhakti Phadera.