New Delhi (NVI): Schools in Telangana reopened today for classes six to eight after 11 months of being shut due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The decision to reopen was taken following instructions from the Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao. All the government and private schools have been instructed to follow standard operating procedures (SOP).
Under the SOPs, strict guidelines will be implemented in the schools and social distancing and masks are mandatory inside the campus.
The consent of parents of the students is also mandatory before they can attend in-person classes. “Students need to wear masks, carry hand sanitisers as, without them, they will not be allowed to enter schools,” as per the SOPs.
Earlier this month, classes resumed in schools in Telangana for classes 9 and above and colleges also reopened across the state.
So far, Telangana has registered 2,98,057 coronavirus cases with 2,94,683 recoveries. The COVID-19 death toll stands at 1,629 in the state.