coronavirus update indiaas on : 30 November 2020 05:44 GMT+5:30
All Schools In Delhi To Remain Shut Till Further Orders As Covid Cases Rise
Many states, like Delhi, have kept the decision on hold, while some, like UP and Punjab, have starting conducting classes for senior students in batches.
All School In Delhi To Remain Shut Till Further Orders As Covid Cases Rise
New Delhi: In Delhi, all schools will remain closed till further orders in view of the coronavirus situation said the Deputy CM Manish Sisodia, who also holds the education portfolio. He added that even parents are not in favour of resuming regular classes.
The Delhi government on October 5 had announced that all schools in the city-state will shut till October 31, when the decision would be reviewed.
The reiteration comes amid Delhi experiences a fresh surge in coronavirus cases. The national capital yesterday saw a record number of new infections.
"We keep getting feedback from parents that they are really concerned about whether it is safe to reopen schools. It is not (safe to reopen). Wherever schools have reopened, COVID-19 cases among children have risen. So we have decided that as of now schools in Delhi will not reopen. They will continue to be closed till further orders," Mr. Sisodia said in an online address today.
Schools and universities across the country, including Delhi have remained closed since March 16, when the Central government announced a countrywide shutdown of the classroom as part of the measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
Many states like Delhi have kept the decision on hold while some like UP and Punjab have started classes for senior students in batches.
Parents' consent and no compulsion on attendance were among the statutes mentioned in "Unlock 5" guidelines that govern the reopening of schools.
(With agency inputs)