Schools to re-open in UP, Punjab and Sikkim from today

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Published: October 19,2020 08:21 AM
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October 19, 2020: Schools in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Sikkim will be re-opening from today after remaining shut for nearly 7 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

October 19, 2020: Schools in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Sikkim will be re-opening from today after remaining shut for nearly 7 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.



However, only those schools which are outside containment zones are allowed to reopen for students of class 9th to 12th.



Earlier, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) had released detailed guidelines for reopening schools and colleges in the country in a graded manner, starting from October 15.



The schools in these three states will open following strict rules to COVID-19 protocol including limiting attendance in the classes to 50 per cent per day for the sake of social distancing.



While many states, including Delhi, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra, have decided not to reopen schools in view of the coronavirus pandemic.