Several states to start the COVID-19 unlock process, schools to reopen in many cities in 2021.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been in place for more than a year now. While the country was suffering from a second wave of the pandemic with multiple variants of the virus, now, the cases seem to have reduced significantly in some cities.
Amidst the decline in the COVID-19 cases, several states have started to strategize to start the unlock process and lift the current restrictions in place. It is expected that the states might announce the reopening of schools again.
All schools have been shut down since mid-March 2020 and with more than one year of children being confined to their homes, the only question amongst them is when will the schools reopen?
Due to the spread of the novel Coronavirus, students have now adapted to the online mode of education which is an upgrade for the Indian education system. However, the reopening of schools is not a compulsory order. The decision of reopening of schools will be made by the states keeping in mind the COVID-19 situation and the welfare of the students.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said that all educational institutions including schools, colleges and universities will remain closed in Delhi.
The question of whether schools will open in other states is still unanswered by the respective state governments. Keeping in mind the third wave of the pandemic, many states are insisting on continuing the online mode of education.
However, schools and colleges in Bihar have resumed classes in offline mode from today. The state government of Bihar announced that the colleges and universities will be allowed to function with only 50 per cent of its capacity.
Class 11 and 12 students in Bihar have also been allowed to attend schools. Several other states like Madhya Pradesh, Telangana and Uttarakhand have resumed offline classes from July 1.