Amid the growing cases of COVID-19, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has mentioned that Delhi schools will remain closed till the vaccine becomes available. Sisodia, who is also the Education Minister of Delhi, said unless they get some vaccine, the school (in Delhi) is unlikely to open.
However, since March the educational institutes have been shut down across the country due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.
On 30 October Sisodia announced that most of the parents in Delhi were unwilling to reopen schools in the state due to the unsafe environment due to the epidemic, and therefore, Delhi schools would remain closed until further notice.
He said, as per the PTI reports they keep getting feedback from parents that they are tense about whether it is safe to reopen schools. Not this Wherever schools have reopened, COVID-19 cases among children have increased. Therefore, they have decided that now schools in the national capital will not reopen. Delhi Schools will be closed until the next order.
Months after the nationwide lockdown was announced on March 25, restrictions were loosened across the country, but educational institutions such as schools and colleges remained closed to protect students.
States can now consider reopening schools in a phased manner. Many states began the process of reopening schools, according to the Unlock 5 guidelines. While some of them announced closure again due to an increase in coronavirus cases.
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Earlier, schools were allowed to voluntarily call students from class 9 to 12 from 21 September. However, the Delhi government was not in favor of it. Officials said 4,454 fresh COVID-19 cases and 11.94 percent positivity were reported in Delhi on Monday, while 121 more deaths pushed 8,512 people to death.
Until now, states such as Andhra Pradesh and Uttarakhand decided to reopen the schools but had to close after a few days due to contagion after many students and teachers reopened the schools.