Six months after the coronavirus pandemic began, there is concern about when large looms will be reopened by schools. This is a problem for which all parents, kids and even the schools themselves are struggling.
And as India crosses the 20 lakh milestone from 15 lakh cases in a record nine days in the month of August, the central government is in discussions to work out a proposal to reopen schools from September.
The government is of the view that higher class schools will begin between September and November in a phased manner. Guidelines include opening schools first for classes 10-12 and then for classes 6-9, which were discussed with GOM for Covid-19, headed by Dr Harshvardhan, Health Minister.
Students from classes 10 and 12 will be required to attend schools during the first process. If a school has four sections in each class, on alternate days only two sections can attend school. The schools timings will be halved from 5 to 6 hours to only 2 to 3 hours. Although schools will continue to operate in shifts, for school premises to be sanitised, one hour is provided in between.
Schools have been proposed to run on 33% staff and student strength.
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