Source: Hindustan Times
The officials said that in Nashik, Maharashtra the schools of students studying in classes 9-12 has begun after a gap of more than 9 months even after 62 teachers came out to be positive for COVID-19 before resuming their duties. A release from the district administration, in Nashik district and city, stated that out of 1,324 schools 846 schools have started classes for 9-12.
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The release said that 1,21,579 students attended the schools that were closed since March-end last year due to the Covid-19 outbreak and subsequent lockdown. The release also said that the RT-PCR tests of 7,063 teachers and 2,500 non-teaching staff members were conducted before the reopening of the schools. It also said that 10 non-teaching staff and 62 headmasters were tested positive for COVID-19.
The schools will follow the strict rules as per the norms 50% of students will come on one day and the remaining will come on the next day.
For teachers, non-teaching staff, and students it is made compulsory to follow the rules to prevent COVID-19 such as sanitization of schools, thermal scanning, use of masks and hand sanitisers, and maintaining social distance.