Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma | File photo

Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on January 31 said that all educational institutions in the state may reopen from February 15 as the COVID-19 situation has shown signs of improvement.

Speaking to the media on January 31, CM Sarma said that the COVID-19 situation in the state should improve further in the coming days.

“As of now, Assam is witnessing a tally of 2000 and more cases daily. Within the next two to three days, the numbers will surely fall,” he said.

Sarma added that once the situation improves, offline classes will resume.

“We are closely monitoring the situation. The positive cases are decreasing. Hope that the situation will improve further. I think the schools could be reopened from February 15,” he added.

Sarma also said that around 9 lakh students below 18 years of age were vaccinated till date. Once, the schools reopen, the vaccination drive for the students will take place easily, he said.

At present, the offline classes for students upto Class 8 are closed across the state and offline classes for students of 9-12 are being conducted on alternate days.

Assam on January 30 reported 910 fresh cases out of the total 13,100 tests done during the day. There has been a slow decline in the positivity rate which on January 30 was 6.95 per cent.

The state reported 182 deaths due to COVID-19 in last 10 days.

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