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Schools In Haryana And Assam To Reopen from September 20, Check Details Here

Kanwar Pal Gujjar, Education Minister of Haryana, said that while schools will reopen for students in 1 and 2 from September 20, however, children will still have the option to attend classes either offline or online.

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File photo of a student in a class room used for representational purposes. (PTI Image)

New Delhi: Schools in Haryana and Assam are all set to reopen from September 20 onwards under strict Covid-19 guidelines, the two-state governments announced on Thursday (September 16).

Kanwar Pal Gujjar, Education Minister of Haryana, said that while schools will reopen for students in 1 and 2 from September 20, however, children will still have the option to attend classes either offline or online.

We are resuming classes for Standard 1st to 3rd from 20th September. Students need to get written consent from their parents,” Kanwar Pal Gujjar said.

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“They will have the option of attending the classes either offline or online,” the Haryana Education Minister added.

Meanwhile, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma today announced that Class X students in all high schools, high madrassas, residential schools and day boarding schools will be reopened from September 20.

Sarma further added that all school employees and workers will be fully vaccinated before the reopening happens as well.

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“Classes for Class X students in all high schools, high madrassas, residential schools and day boarding schools will be reopened from 20th September. School employees and workers to be fully vaccinated,” the Assam CM was quoted as saying for ANI.

India’s Covid-19 Tally

After recording dips for five consecutive days, India logged 30,570 new coronavirus infections taking the total tally of Covid-19 cases to 3,33,47,325 on Thursday.

The data shows that the country saw more than 3,000 cases more in the last 24 hours, while the active cases declined to 3,42,923, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday. 

The death toll climbed to 4,43,928 with 431 fresh fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am.