Colleges Schools Reopen In Delhi, 4 Other States As Covid Cases Drop

New Delhi: Schools in delhi and four other states will reopen from Monday after the surge of covid cases have led to their closure in December.Physical classes for classes 9 to 12 resumed today in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, Odisha and Bihar.

In Delhi, classes for Nursery to standard 8 will resume on February 14.

According to news reports,Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia announced that online classes for students would also continue in the national capital.

The Centre had last week said that districts with a positivity rate lower than 5 per cent could reopen schools, but the decision would rest with the state governments.

Noting that the pandemic situation has improved and there has been a consistent decline in new COVID-19 cases, NITI Aayog Member (Health) V K Paul had said “we have more confidence now to go in the direction of reopening schools”.

Schools in Delhi were briefly reopened before being closed again on December 28 last year in view of the third wave of COVID-19 driven by the Omicron variant.

On Sunday, Delhi reported 1,410 new COVID-19 cases with the positivity rate declining to 2.4 per cent.

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