Schools and colleges reopen after a gap of 11 months

Central Chronicle News
Raipur, Feb 15: After a gap of 11 months, schools and colleges in Chhattisgarh reopened from Monday with several COVID-19 safety procedures in place. The students were seen coming to schools by strictly observing COVID-19 protocol. Schools too appeared to take all possible measures to sanitize the classrooms and the school premises.
The students were seen enthusiastic and happy to be back to their classes after being confined to their houses for such a long period of time. However, many schools registered thin attendance on the first day. It may take some more time before things become normal. Students are being allowed to attend classes after submitting consent letters from their parents.
The Bhupesh cabinet had earlier taken the decision to reopen the schools from classes 9 to 12 from February 15, after they were closed for months owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Bhupesh cabinet in its meeting held on Saturday decided to re-open schools for Classes 9 to 12 from February 15, 2021, for the academic session 2020-21 in order to prepare themselves for the ensuring examinations. School authorities have been told to take COVID-19 safety measures.
Many students were seen attending the classes with face masks and maintaining social distancing. The new freshers were enthusiastic to attend normal classes at their respective schools.
The government laid down conditions to follow COVID-19 guidelines issued by the centre and state government. Students with cough, cold, fever and other COVID symptoms should not be allowed to sit in the class only after their COVID tests.

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