Governor Lamont, education commissioner still optimistic about school reopening |

HARTFORD — Gov. Ned Lamont and state Education Commissioner Miguel Cardona said Tuesday they remain pleased with the reopening of Connecticut’s public schools, despite coronavirus-related concerns raised by the state’s largest teachers union regarding needier districts lacking proper air ventilation, personal protective equipment, and deep cleaning.

Cardona said there have been about 370 cases of infected students and about 150 cases of infected staff reported to state officials since schools opened in August. The 370 cases include students who are currently learning remotely. He said the infection rate for students, who he said appeared to have contracted COVID-19 off-campus, is less than 1%, which is lower than the statewide infection rate.

“A lot of success is happening in our schools. Obviously this always is going to be a work in progress but we’re going to get better at it,” Cardona said, adding how he’s “very impressed” that the percentage of

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Governor compliments Telangana government; but says a lot to be done in health, education, tribal sectors

Stating that her one-year in office has been fruitful due to the love and affection of Telangana people, the Governor said she disclosed her desire to connect the alumni and the institutions with a concerted effort.

Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan has complimented the government for coming up with good programmes in the Irrigation and Agriculture sectors. However said that she prefers to see more focus on health, education and tribal welfare sectors.

Interacting with reporters on the completion of one year in the office, the Governor the government has ramped up the tests now though initially there was a ‘lag’ in dealing with the pandemic. “I had written letters to the government concerned as a doctor as well. May be due to certain administrative issues and protocols there was a delay but now the government is handling the situation well,” she said.

Telangana steps up efforts to introduce new Revenue

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