The Haryana government declared on Friday (July 9) that schools for Classes 9 to 12 will resume on July 16 due to a decrease in COVID-19 cases. Students in Classes 6 to 8 will be allowed to return to school starting July 23, according to an official representative.
Students will be permitted to attend school with their parents’ approval. Students will not be required to attend school, according to the spokesperson, because online classes will continue.
Students will be recalled to school while following COVID-19 protocols to the fullest. “Social distancing and other rules will be applicable for the students coming to the schools,” the spokesperson stated. There has yet to be a determination on whether or not physical education sessions for pupils in grades 1 through 5 will be resumed.
On Thursday, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar remarked that a plan should be put in place to reopen educational institutions while adhering to the COVID-19 norms to the fullest. “Given the decline in the number of COVID-19 cases, a plan should be made to reopen the schools at the earliest,” he stated.
Haryana extended the lockdown until July 12 while also allowing for extra relaxations on July 4.
Meanwhile, 57 new infections were reported on Friday, bringing the total number of cases to 7, 69,205, according to the Health Department’s daily bulletin. COVID-19 took the lives of nine people, bringing the total death toll to 9,534. There are 993 active cases in the state right now, with 7, 58,678 people who have recovered from the infection so far.