Oct. 5, 2020, 5:26 p.m.
New Delhi: The number of coronavirus cases figures in the country is still increasing rapidly.
However, the good news in this is that the rate of patients recovering from corona in India has also increased but amidst all this, the Delhi government has decided to close the schools till at least 31 October.
Under Unlock 5 guidelines, the central government has allowed state governments to resume classes in schools after October 15th, 2020. According to Delhi Education Minister, Manish Sisodia said that as parents they understand the seriousness of the COVID-19 situation and it is not fair to take any risk with the health of children.
In a circular issued on Sunday, the Directorate of Education (DoE) said that after the circular on 30 June, 31 July, and 18 September, “it is informed that all schools will be closed to students till 31 October.” However, online classes and tutoring activities will continue and the school’s headteachers and staff can be called “as needed”.
One of Delhi’s government officials stated to the media,” During this COVID-19 crisis, it would not be appropriate to take any risk regarding children’s health. Therefore, the Delhi government has decided to continue the closure of schools till 31 October. During this period, online education will continue in all schools.”
The circular also states that before starting any online activity, schools should convey to students the importance of wearing masks, social distancing, and maintaining hand hygiene to combat COVID-19. Teachers should motivate students to deliver COVID messages to parents and relatives.
The decision has been welcomed by many principals. Amrita Vattal of Springdales School, Pusa Road said, “Dussehra break is starting in a few days. It would not be feasible to open schools and then close them after a few days, so the decision taken by the government is correct. ”He said that by 31 October, the number of cases would be reduced and parents were convinced to send their children to school will free.
Ahlcon Group Director Ashok Pandey said, “The decision to send the students to school is with the parents but in Delhi, situation health should be given priority. He said that the extra time given by the government would help the schools a lot. We have prepared to resume operations, but we need more time to do this and to build trust between parents. “