New Delhi (NVI): After a gap of over nine months since the COVID-19 outbreak, Bihar today reopened its schools for students of classes 9 to 12.
The state government is also reopening coaching centres, degree colleges, medical colleges, and engineering colleges across the state. All colleges will be allowed to call final-year students and research students only.
However, the in-person classes for schools will operate only at half the strength of the total students and other protocols of coronavirus have to be followed strictly.
According to the state government SOPs, wearing masks for all school students on the campus has been made mandatory without which they will not be allowed to enter the premises.
The decision to reopen educational institutions including schools, both government and private, for classes 9 to 12 from January 4, was taken on December 18 at a meeting of Crisis Management Group (CMG).
Meanwhile, Bihar has registered 2,52,857 coronavirus cases with 2,46,979 recoveries and 1,405 deaths so far.