The Uttar Pradesh government issued a mandate to re-open schools in the state with 50 per cent attendance on August 2.
Bihar Education Minister Vijay Kumar Choudhary tweeted, "From today, schools are reopening for classes 1 to 8 again keeping in mind the Corona guidelines. My best wishes to all the teachers, children and parents."
Maharashtra School Reopening: Asked about the confusion about the government's announcement to resume more physical classes at schools from August 17, Gaikwad said the decision-making has been decentralized.
The Rajasthan government on Thursday allowed the reopening of schools from classes 9-12 with 50 per cent capacity September 1 onward.
The Maharashtra government on Thursday deferred the reopening of schools, which was scheduled to resume from August 17, news agency IANS reported. The decision came after a meeting of the Covid-19 Task Force held late on Wednesday.
Uttar Pradesh (41) has the highest number of backward districts followed by Madhya Pradesh with 39 districts, Rajasthan - 30, Tamil Nadu- 27, Bihar- 25.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray is yet to take a final decision on the reopening of schools and colleges from August 17. Even as the state government announced on Tuesday that physical classes will resume next week, clouds of uncertainty continue to hover around the decision.
The Maharashtra government on Tuesday said it has decided to reopen schools for class 5 to class 8 students in rural areas and class 8 to class 12 students in urban areas August 17 onward.
A day after allowing Class 10 to 12 students to visit schools, the Delhi government on Monday issued guidelines to be followed amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Schools in Delhi have been allowed to partially open for students of Class 10-Class 12 August 9 onward. According to an order released by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), schools will open for work related to admission and practical activities for board exams.
The committee has noted that the closure of schools has not only impacted social fabric of families in a negative manner, it has also increased involvement of children in household chores.
The authority has decided to set up a committee along with Education and Health Depts officials to evaluate and finalize a detailed plan comprising SOPs, preparedness of schools to adhere to and implement SOPs, vaccination of staff, addressing concerns of parents, and involvement of all stakeholders.
The Tamil Nadu government has extended the ongoing Covid-induced lockdown in the state till August 23
After taking stock of the COVID-19 situation in the state, the chief minister said that the government has decided to impose weekend curfew in districts bordering Kerala and Maharashtra, and that the existing night curfew across the state will begin from 9 PM instead of 10 PM.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said that the government was considering to reopen schools soon.
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Monday said that the AAP government has received mixed opinions on the reopening of schools in the city. He, however, said that largely people favoured the resumption of schools.
The state government has directed colleges and universities to start the admission process from August 5.
Schools and higher educational institutions, including coaching centres, would continue to remain closed for onsite or in-person teaching till further orders, Chief Secretary A K Mehta said
Punjab Schools Reopen: The timing of schools will remain the same which is from 8 am to 2 pm. Parents will have to provide written consent before sending their wards to schools.
The government has also allowed resumption of schools for Classes 1 to 5 and Class 8 subject to certain conditions. But physical Classes for Classes 6, 7, 9 and 11 will not be started immediately.