Haryana: Schools to reopen for classes 6 to 8 from Feb first week

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Schools in Haryana will reopen for classes 6 to 8 from February 1, Education Minister Kanwar Pal Wednesday mentioned. A choice on beginning major classes (1 to 5) will likely be taken after February 15.

“The Covid-19 cases are gradually coming down and the situation has improved. Moreover, the vaccination drive has also begun. So, we have decided to reopen schools for classes 6 to 8 from February first week. The schools will have to follow all guidelines related to face masks, sanitisers and social distancing,” Pal mentioned.

After remaining shut for six months due to the Covid-19 outbreak, faculties in Haryana had partially reopened in mid-September for college students of classes 9 to 12. However, amid an increase in Covid-19 instances, the state authorities had ordered the closure of all faculties in November. Over 150 college students from three Haryana districts — Rewari, Jind and Jhajjar — had examined optimistic for coronavirus in November after which all the colleges have been shut until additional orders. In mid-December, the colleges had once more reopened for the upper classes.

On reopening faculties for major classes, the minister mentioned no resolution has been taken. “We will evaluate the situation and take a decision about primary classes after February 15. If all goes well, the schools may be reopened for primary classes, too”.

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Talking about the opportunity of vaccinating youngsters towards Covid-19, Pal mentioned, “We have not taken any such decision, but as and when the Government of India decides on it, we will follow it accordingly”.

The Covid-19 graph in Haryana has been witnessing a big decline, with at the least 20 districts reporting single-digit new instances. Only Faridabad and Gurgaon are reporting instances in double digits.

Haryana experiences 105 new instances in final 24 hours

A complete of 105 new instances of Covid-19 infections and 4 deaths have been reported throughout Haryana within the final 24 hours, whereas 204 sufferers recovered. Several districts continued to report nil new instances. While Gurgaon reported 16 new instances, Faridabad (18), Sonipat (3), Hisar (0), Ambala (6), Karnal (9), Panipat (0), Rohtak (6), Rewari (1), Panchkula (18), (*8*) (8), Yamunanagar (10), Sirsa (3), (*6*) (3), Bhiwani (1), Jhajjar (2), Palwal (0), Fatehabad (0) and Kaithal (1). While two sufferers died in Yamunanagar, one every died in Gurgaon and Panipat. The variety of lively Covid-19 sufferers in Haryana dipped to 1734. together with 59 sufferers in a vital situation (55 on oxygen assist, 4 on ventilator assist). The restoration fee in Haryana reached 98.23 per cent, fatality fee 1.12 per cent and Covid-19 optimistic fee was 5.33 per cent, Wednesday night.

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