Schools Reopening in Punjab: The Punjab government announced the reopening of schools for all classes in the state from August 2. On Friday, Punjab registered 49 new COVID-19 cases, taking the total number of instances to 5,99,053, officials said. There have been no deaths related to COVID on Friday. In the orders issued by the Additional Chief Secretary (Home), it has been noted that the COVID rules will have to be followed in the schools during this time. Vaccination of staff will also be mandatory.
Suggestions sought on opening schools here.
The government has sought college students, principals, teachers and parents to open schools in Delhi. Delhi Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Manish Sisodia said, “Before opening schools and colleges in Delhi, I want to ask school and college students, principals, teachers and parents whether we should open schools and colleges now? What are your suggestions if it should be opened? You can send your suggestions to ‘email@example.com’. We will make a decision based on your suggestion.”
Sisodia said schools and colleges in the national capital were closed since March last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Classes for senior students resumed briefly between January and February. However, with the low Covid-19 caseload and academic losses, many parents and students have expressed questions regarding the reopening of schools.
Schools opened here
In Gujarat also schools have opened for the students of class 9th to 11th with 50 per cent capacity. However, for these classes, studies will continue through online mode as well. Schools have been instructed to follow all standard operating procedures or corona protocols related to the coronavirus pandemic, such as wearing masks and maintaining social distancing.