Leh: The authorities in Ladakh’s Leh district on Sunday announced the reopening of all private and government schools for classes 9 to 12 from October 14.
All schools up to class 12 were closed here on September 18 after dozens of students tested positive for COVID-19 during a special drive in the Shey area.
Leh District Magistrate Shrikant Balasaheb Suse in an order issued this evening said that all government and private schools as well as residential schools and hostels will be allowed to open for classes 9 to 12 from October 14.
However, Suse called for strict adherence to the COVID-19 SoPs by the heads of schools concerned in coordination with the Chief Education Officer by October 13.
“Till then, all schools including residential schools/ hostels will remain closed.
However, online education will be encouraged as far as possible.”
The order states that residential schools and hostels will be allowed to reopen with 50 per cent of the total capacity.
The order states that RT-PCR sampling for COVID-19 of all students as well as teachers, wardens, staff and staff will be mandatory, and only those with negative coronavirus reports will be admitted to hostels or residential schools. will be allowed to do or remain. .
Susse, who is also the chairman of DDMA, said the order to reopen schools for the rest of the classes would be issued separately later.