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Delhi Students Back In Schools After 17 Months, Strict Covid Rules


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Schools in Delhi reopened with strict anti-Covid measures in place.

Schools within the nationwide capital reopened with strict anti-Covid measures in place after a niche of 17 months.

The new pointers —- put in place to curb the potential unfold of Covid —- embody obligatory thermal screening, staggered lunch breaks, alternate seating preparations, 50% seating per classroom, and obligatory isolation room in class premises.

The new norms additionally embody an isolation room for college students.

Dr CS Verma, principal, Kautilya Government School informed NDTV, “we are very happy to welcome back our students. We will ensure strict social distancing; students will not be allowed to share food or notebooks. we have also created an isolation room in our school in case a child feels unwell.”

Most college students on the Kautilya Government School in Chirag Enclave come from underprivileged backgrounds residing in slum areas. AS Sharma, an arts and craft trainer at a authorities college, says “it was very difficult to teach online we faced some issues — many students don’t have the gadgets and we can’t wait to hold the pencil in our hand all over again”.

Though the Delhi authorities has stated schools may also open, a number of principals informed NDTV stated they did not have a proper communication but on reopening tomorrow. Dr Promila Kumar, Principal, Gargi College stated, “we have not yet received any formal communication from UCG regarding reopening as colleges come under central govt. I miss the lively atmosphere on our campus, bursting with ideas, miss the cheerful faces and would love to have it back as long as students are vaccinated.”

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