Punjab to reopen schools from tmrw

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New Delhi (NVI): After a gap of nearly 10 months, the Punjab government today decided to reopen all schools across the state for classes 5 to 12 from tomorrow.

The timing for the schools will be from 10 am to 3 pm, Punjab Education Minister Vijay Inder Singla said in a statement.

Singla said after the persistent demand of parents, the state government has decided to allow physical classes for students of all government, semi government and private schools from January 7 onwards.

Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has directed state Education Department to ensure safety of children amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

As per the CM’s directions, all schools will have to strictly follow guidelines, SOPs and advisories issued by the state health department and the Health Ministry.

Meanwhile, the education department had taken feedback from school heads. Besides ensuring the safety of the children, they also suggested the reopening of schools before annual exams so that students can do a final revision.

All schools in Punjab were closed since the nationwide lockdown announced in March last year to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.