Schools in Delhi to remain closed as Covid cases surge

Schools in Delhi to remain closed in new academic session till further orders due to Covid surge

With Covid-19 cases increasing in second wave, the Delhi government on Thursday announced that students should not be called to schools physically in new academic session till further orders.

“It is clarified that students of any class should not be called physically in school for the academic session 2021-22 till further orders. However, teaching learning activities may be commenced from 1t April 2021 for the students through digital modes for the new academic session,” the Directorate of Education said in an official order.

It was in March last year that schools in Delhi were following nationwide lockdown to contain spread of the virus.

The Delhi government allowed schools to reopen for students in classes 9 to 12 for practical works and remedial lessons, from January 18 and February 5.

“It is reiterated that the students of Classes 9 to 12 (session 2020-21) may be called to school only for providing the academic guidance and support to the students for mid-term exams, pre-board exams/ annual exams/ board examinations, practical exams, project work, internal assessment following the Standard Operating Procedure for Covid safety and with the consent of the parents,” the DoE added.