coronavirus update indiaas on : 30 November 2020 05:44 GMT+5:30
AAP Government:In Delhi School To Remain Closed Till July 31,Says AAP Government
Delhi has the second-highest number of COVID-19 cases in India.
AAP Government: In Delhi School To Remain Closed Till July 31, Says AAP Government
New Delhi: In Delhi, the schools will remain closed till July 31, said the Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia after a meeting with the education department officials today.
The steps taken with the safety precautions that need to be taken as the coronavirus cases continue to spike in the national capital. The National Capital has the highest number of cases in India.
One of the key proposals that were discussed today was to cut the syllabus up to 50 percent, said the Delhi government in a statement.
Mr. Sisodia said that "Let's design a plan to reopen schools in a way that would prepare our students to adjust to the new circumstances and not fear them. It would help our students to learn to live with coronavirus".
The officials asked Mr. Sisodia for classes9 and 10 to allow in small groups once or twice a week. However other officials, recommended that Class 10 students should attend a class every day.
Unanimously they agreed that online classes should continue and wherever possible schools should open online libraries.
Also, the AAP government had invited suggestions from parents on how to go about reopening schools after the center earlier this month announced its "Unlock1" guidelines.
The government in a statement said that "One of the suggestions in the meeting was that primary classes should be held once or twice in a week with a strength of 12-15 students in a class. Another point was made that classes can be conducted on alternate days for students of classes 3 to 5".
The officials recommended that the classes could be held once or twice a week for students for class 6 to 8.
As per the recommendations, classes for 11th and 12th standard students could e conducted on alternate days, and the rest of the days can be taught through online classes.
In India, the total number of coronavirus crisis rises to 4,90,401 after 17,296 new cases were reported in 24 hours. This is the highest number of new cases reported in 24 hours.
As per the data of the health ministry this morning, the number of active cases stands at 1,89,463 while 2,85,636 people have recovered and one patient has migrated. Whereas in a single-day total of 13,940 coronavirus patients were declared cured in a single. The recovery rate of the country has improved to 68.24%.