FAQ: When Will Schools Reopen In India? What Are the Different Rules?

Tanmay Tandon
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FAQ: When Will Schools Reopen In India? What Are the Different Rules?

Source: The Quint

Schools, colleges and other educational organizations across the country have remained closed since March, when the second wave of coronavirus absorbed India. While some states reopened these institutions earlier this year, they had to shut it down in the light of COVID-19 surge.
As India recovers from the second wave, some states are preparation to resume physical classes for the students.
What states are reopening schools? Which states are not? Here's everything you need to know.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced that schools in Delhi will not resume in physical mode anytime soon, as the state doesn't want to take any risk with the children. Schools were reopened earlier this year in Delhi for physical classes but they were shut in April amid second wave.

The Maharashtra government has decided to reopen schools in areas where there has been no active COVID cases reported in the last month. Around 6,000 schools in Maharashtra have resumed offline classes for classes 8-12 from 15 July. 

The government of Haryana on 9 July announced its decision that schools will reopen classes 9 to 12 from 16 July with social distancing protocols. For 6 to 8 classes, schools will re-open from 23 July. Students will have to show a written permission from their parents to attend offline classes. 

All state educational institutions have opened in Bihar with 50 percent capacity from 12 July.

Uttar Pradesh
The government of Uttar Pradesh released directives for schools affiliated with the state board to reopen for classes 1 to 8 from 1 July. 

Also read: Haryana Schools Reopen today for classes 9 to 12 – Gurgaon, Faridabad private schools cautious.

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