Punjab CM orders reopening schools for Classes 10, 11, 12 from July 26, subject to conditions

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The Punjab CM has ordered for schools to be reopened for Classes 10, 11 and 12 from July 26, subject to certain conditions to ensure safety.

chools for Classes 10, 11, and 12 in Punjab are all set to open from July 26, with Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday announcing further relaxations, including increase in the number of people in indoor gatherings to 150 and outdoors to 300, subject to an upper limit of 50% of the capacity.

aking note of the decline in Covid-19 positivity to 0.3%, with reproduction number (Rt) at 0.75 for Punjab (lower than the national average), the chief minister said that schools would be allowed to open for Classes 10 to 12, but only those teachers and staff who are fully vaccinated shall be allowed to be physically present.

Students need parental consent to attend

Physical presence of the students shall be purely at the consent of the parents and the option of virtual classes shall be continued.

An undertaking to this effect shall be submitted to the deputy commissioners concerned, the CM directed.

Remaining classes may be allowed in Punjab from August 2

If the situation remains under control, the remaining classes shall similarly be allowed to open from August 2, 2021, the chief minister announced, pointing out that the Cambridge University has predicted that the cases shall further decline in the coming weeks.

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