The Delhi Disaster Management Authority has agreed to reopen Delhi schools in a phased manner commencing from September 1. Students of classes 9 to 12 can give attention to physical classes from September 1, while physical classes for students of class 6 to class 8 will commence from September 8.
On Friday, The decision was accepted at the meeting of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal before told that the government was evaluating reopening Delhi schools as early as conceivable but the final opinion would be taken only after consulting all the stakeholders. The Delhi CM had said there has been a diverse experience of states which have reopened schools. They have been surveying the situation.
Anil Baijal, Lieutenant Governor had consulted officials on August 6 to arrange an expert committee to evaluate the reopening of schools in Delhi.
While several states opted to reopen schools in July and August, the expert committee indicated that Delhi should take more time. They should reopen schools only in a phased manner commencing from September. As per the recommendation of the committee, the senior classes should be called to the schools initially attending the middle-level classes and the primary classes. The panel also recommended a 50 percent cap on the number of candidates to be present.
Delhi schools were shut down in the wake of the 2nd wave of the epidemic.
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Online classes will resume and parents will be allowed to opt for online classes. Parents discussed reopening schools were also in favor of the reopening of physical classes.
The governments are reopening schools amid the warning of a third wave of the Coronavirus as the government specialists have ensured that physical classes can be started again in a staggered manner following all Covid-19 safeguards as those aged below 18 are not at any considerable risk of contracting the virus than other age groups.
Among states which have previously reopened schools, Himachal Pradesh had to overturn the move after various students tested positive amid an overall COVID spike in the state.
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