Punjab: Schools to reopen from August 2, says Punjab CM

Punjab government allows reopening of schools for all classes from August 2, with proper protocols to ensure COVID-appropriate behaviour

Since the second wave of COVID-19, the educational institutions and offices came to a halt. Now, as the cases are reducing in some parts of the country, states are all set to reopen schools for the betterment of students who are unable to cope up with the online medium.

Punjab government today announced that it will allow reopening of schools for all classes from Monday, with proper protocols to ensure COVID appropriate rules and behaviour.

In a letter written by the Additional Chief Secretary, it said that other restrictions shall remain in place till 10 August to curb the spread of Covid-19 in the state.

Meanwhile, Punjab on Friday reported 49 new cases, taking the total count to 5,99,053, officials said. No Covid-related death was reported on Friday.

The poll, which stands at 16,292, includes two deaths that were not reported earlier. There are 544 active cases in the state.

Even in some parts of Maharastra and Delhi, the schools were opened up earlier but after opening up of the schools in Maharastra Solapur, COVID-19 cases were reported.

Recently, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has also given his point of view in the reopening of schools. The final call will be taken tomorrow for the reopening of the schools in Delhi.

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