Delhi schools reopen amid strict COVID-19 safety guidelines – See photos
Delhi schools reopen: Wearing masks and carrying umbrellas as heavy rains lashed Delhi, students of classes 9-12 returned to schools after they reopened on Wednesday following a long hiatus due to COVID-19.
Delhi schools reopen: Wearing masks and carrying umbrellas as heavy rains lashed Delhi, students of classes 9-12 returned to schools after they reopened on Wednesday following a long hiatus due to COVID-19. Some institutions, however, chose to adopt a wait-and-watch approach and have decided to call children for physical classroom studies only after a few weeks. Following a marked improvement in the Covid situation in the national capital, the Delhi government on Friday had announced that schools for classes 9 to 12, colleges and coaching institutions would reopen from September 1. (PTI Photo)
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia tweeted: "After 17 months schools have reopened and students will again sit and study in classrooms and have fun with their friends." (Reuters Photo)
There are about seven lakh students in government schools from classes 9-12, but owing to Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) guidelines, only 50 per cent students per classroom are allowed. (Reuters Photo)
Government schools operate in two shifts — morning and evening.(PTI Photo)
Dr Prasanna further noted that since not many cases of Coronavirus have been reported among students of class VI to XII who have started attending school, it is time that the government opened schools even for junior classes.
Besides 50 per cent students per classroom, the DDMA has also notified other safety guidelines for reopening schools such as mandatory thermal screening, staggered lunch breaks, alternate seating arrangement and avoiding routine guest visits. (Reuters Photo)