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Schools for X & XII grade students reopen in Haryana from December 14

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Senior students of Class Xth & XIIth appearing for board exams in 2021, will revisit their classrooms after more than 8 months, under the new directions of Haryana’s Education Department.

The official letter issued to all district education officers has clearly mentioned that in order to attend classes, the students have to get a medical check-up from any doctor or health centre for COVID symptoms. The students must carry medical certificates not older than 72 hours with them while coming to school. District administrations will ensure free medical check-up for students.

“It has been decided that students of Classes 10 and 12 will be allowed to attend their government or private schools from December 14 for three hours daily — between 10 AM to 1 PM,” the Directorate School Education of the Haryana government said in a circular.

Classes for Grades 9 and 11 will resume from December 21 while students from other grades will for now continue with online classes.

Follow Covid-19 Safety Protocols

The written consent of the parents will also be required by the students coming to schools. Besides this, temperatures of students and teachers would be daily monitored. In case, their temperature is high, they would be sent home. The schools will also have to upload data about the body temperature on an app provided by the Education Department and follow all COVID-19 related protocols, the order said.

School and college students have been taking online classes as physical classes had been banned in March by the Central government to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 among students. The government, a few weeks ago, allowed states to decide if they wanted to resume physical classes.

Many states, however, couldn’t resume physical classes because of a sudden spike in Covid numbers during the recent festive season. Haryana has so far reported over 2,48,000 coronavirus cases including 2,650 deaths.

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