As the Covid-19 TPR has been declined to 2% in most of the states in India, respective state governments have decided to re-open schools from 1st September onwards.
The first to join the list are Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Both state governments have allowed to re-open schools without any restrictions. The Tamil Nadu and Delhi governments have opened schools with 50% occupancy. Most of the states have been gone with the 50% occupancy.
The Delhi government has clearly said not to force children to attend physical classes without the consent of their parents. It is also allowed both online and offline classes simultaneously.
Today, Union Minister of Education Dharmendra Pradhan has reviewed the status of schools re-opening across the nation along with the senior officials of the Department of School Education and Literacy. Mr Pradhan also took stock of the roadmap for vaccinating all teaching and non-teaching staff in schools by September.
The Education Ministry said that the Indian government is prioritising vaccination of teaching and non-teaching staff in schools across India to ensure a safe environment for the children for the reopening of schools.