Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Schools are opening in Delhi from September 1, DDMA has issued this guideline

New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government has announced that schools and educational institutions may resume physical classes in phases from September 1. In this regard, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on Monday issued guidelines for reopening schools in the national capital.

According to the recent DDMA guidelines, a maximum of 50 per cent students in each class can be called on the basis of ability and the schedule should be prepared according to the capacity of the class. The DDMA said that educational institutions should abide by the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) rules prescribed by the government.

The agency has instructed schools to take lunch breaks to avoid overflowing crowds. These breaks should be conducted in open areas as per the guidelines. Schools and colleges have been asked to set up segregation rooms for emergency use and to stop regular guests from coming.

DDMA has instructed schools not to allow students and teachers living in the Covid Containment Zone to enter educational institutions. All government schools and all private schools will also be open for classes 9 to 12 from September 1, classes may resume. Coaching centers can start classes for students in grades 9 through 12. However, no decision has yet been made on the resumption of junior classes.

Authorities have decided to reopen the schools in view of the significant improvement in the Covid-1 situation in Delhi. Delhi added two new cases of Covid-132 for the fourth day in a row on Sunday and zero death rate. The positivity rate in the national capital is 0.04 percent. It has remained below 1% for more than 90 days. Delhi has added an average of 32 cases per day in the last seven days.

Schools in Delhi have been closed since March last year, when Kovid-1 cases began to rise for the first time in the country. Classes resumed for a short time in January and February of this year, but were postponed in April because of a brutal second wave of Covid-1 of disrupting healthcare infrastructure.

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