The Telangana government, while issuing Unlock 5 guidelines Wednesday, said it would issue separate orders regarding the date of opening of schools and coaching institutions as well as cinemas, theatres, multiplexes, entertainment parks, and other public places. In its latest order, the government said that online or distance learning shall continue-to be the preferred mode of teaching and ‘shall be encouraged’ in colleges and Higher Education Institutions.
Only those Higher Education Institutions with research scholars (Ph.D.) and postgraduate students of technical and professional programs requiring laboratory or experimental works are permitted to open from October 15.
or centrally funded higher education institutions, the institute head will satisfy the genuine requirement of research scholars (Ph.D.) and postgraduate students in the science and technology stream for laboratory or experimental works. All other higher education institutions like state and private universities may open only for research scholars and postgraduate students in the science and technology stream requiring laboratory/experimental works, said the order.
The government has allowed the opening of swimming pools being used for training of sportspersons from October 15, for which SOPs will be issued by the government. Similar separate orders will also be issued for the opening of Business to Business (B2B) exhibitions which will be permitted from October 15.
Social, academic, sports, entertainment, cultural, religious, political functions, and other congregations are permitted outside of containment zones with a ceiling of 100 persons. Wearing of face masks, social distancing, provision for thermal scanning, and hand wash or sanitizer is mandatory.
Wedding gatherings would be permitted with a maximum of 100 participants and funeral or last rites related gatherings are permitted with the number of persons not exceeding 100.
In containment zones, strict lockdown will be in force till October 31 and only essential activities shall be permitted.