Several state governments are relaxing the COVID19 restrictions and schools are reopening in various states. States like Haryana, Maharashtra, and Punjab are reopening the schools on 27 January. Schools are advised to reopen under the precautionary guidelines and SOP issued by the authorities. Earlier schools in Punjab were opened for classes 5 to 12 and for classes 9 to 12 schools in Manipur were reopened. States like Assam, Bihar, Delhi, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Mizoram, Odisha Rajasthan, and West Bengal had already opened the schools.
Thane Rural School Reopening Update
According to the announcement made by the district authorities, schools in Thane are stated to reopen from 27 January 2021. The declaration of reopening the colleges was made after a meeting was held under the guidance of Mr. Eknath Shinde. The school reopening decision stated that the reopening of schools will be applicable to all the schools that were closed due to pandemic.
Manipur School Reopening Update
The Manipur state government has also decided to reopen the schools as well as the colleges in the state from 27 January 2021. A meeting chaired by the chief minister Mr. N Biren Singh was held to confirm the reopening of schools and colleges. The state authority has given them permission to open the schools for classes 9 to 12 and also permitted the reopening of the colleges. The authority also mentioned that all the colleges and schools are strictly ordered to follow the precautionary guidelines and SOP’s released by the authority.
Punjab Primary School Reopening
Punjab state government has also announced the reopening of the schools from 27 December 2021. Schools in Punjab will open for classes 3 and 4. Earlier the state government had also announced the reopening of schools for classes 5 to 12. The authorities also mentioned that the schools will operate from 10 AM to 3 PM. The authorities had also stated that those students who want to attend regular classes will have to provide a consent letter from their parents.