The schools in Uttar Pradesh reopened for classes 9 to 12 from Monday (August 16) following a dip in COVID-19 cases in the state. Speaking to ANI, Anvita Verma Incharge of Lucknow city Montessori School’s senior section said, “Our session started but due to lockdown, the schools were closed again. For this, we are following the Covid protocols. At the entrance gate, there is thermal scanning. Sanitizers have been put on every floor. Mask is compulsory for students and teachers and staff members as well. Social distance is being followed properly.” “In the sitting arrangement also we are maintaining the social distancing,” she added.
The Uttar Pradesh government had issued a mandate to re-open schools in the state with 50 per cent attendance on August 2.
“Intermediate Schools in the state to re-open from 16th August with 50% capacity. Colleges and universities to reopen from 1st September. The state government gives instructions to begin the process of entrance for students in colleges/universities from 5th August,” the order read.
Meanwhile, the schools in Bihar have reopened for Classes 1- 8 from Monday (August 16). The classes will be held with 50 per cent attendance and on alternate days.
– With ANI inputs