New Delhi: The Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday (August 18) decided to reopen schools for classes 6 to 8 from 23 August and for classes 1 to 5 from September 1 in view of the improvement in the COVID-19 situation. With the new guidelines, schools in Noida and Ghaziabad can now resume physical classes to these standards.
A senior official was quoted as saying by PTI, “Orders have been issued to open schools from September 23 for students of classes 6-8 and for classes 1-5 from September 23.”
Earlier, the UP government had allowed physical classes for classes 9 to 12 from August 16 following strict COVID-19 protocols.
The decision comes after Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath directed officials to consider resuming offline learning activity for classes 6 to 8 from August 23 after Raksha Bandhan.
many states including Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh resume physical classes As the COVID-19 situation improves. Tamil Nadu, which plans to reopen schools for classes 9-12 from September 1. Issued COVID-19 SOP for schools on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, as per official figures on Tuesday, 27 people tested positive for coronavirus while one succumbed to the disease, taking the caseload to 17,089,91 and the death toll to 22,786. No fresh coronavirus case was reported in 54 out of the total 75 districts of UP in the last 24 hours, which has a recovery rate of 98.6 per cent, the bulletin said.
Last week, the state government relaxed the lockdown over the weekend and allowed shops and other establishments to reopen on Saturday. Now, the weekend lockdown is applicable only on Sundays.
(with PTI inputs)