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Delhi schools for class 10, 12 reopen with COVID-19 protocols after 10 months

The move comes ahead of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) board examination scheduled to begin in May.

Delhi schools for class 10, 12 reopen with COVID-19 protocols after 10 months-dnm
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New Delhi, First Published Jan 18, 2021, 1:20 PM IST
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New Delhi: Students of Class 10 and 12 in government and private schools in Delhi on Monday were given a rousing welcome, with all COVID-19 safety protocols put in place, some 10 months after educational institutions were forced to shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The move comes ahead of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) board examination scheduled to begin in May.

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, in a tweet said: “Best wishes to the students of class 10&12th who are going to visit their school today after 10 months… (though it’s only for limited purpose and with covid protocols..) But still… I am glad that schools are opening in Delhi today.”

Schools that reopened will have to follow the standard operating procedures (SOP) issued in view of the Covid-19 pandemic, including social distancing, compulsory mask wearing and sanitisation and others.

The Directorate of Education had earlier made it clear that physical attendance is not compulsory and students will attend schools only with the consent of parents. It had also said that only schools outside the containment zones will be allowed to reopen and teachers and school staff living in such areas will not be allowed to attend schools.

Schools have also been directed not to hold assemblies and physical outdoor activities.

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