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Schools reopen in Delhi, four other states



Schools in Delhi and four other states reopened from February 7, after a surge in Covid cases had led to their closure in December. Physical classes for classes 9 to 12 resumed today in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, Odisha and Bihar.

In Delhi, classes for Nursery to standard 8 will resume on February 14.  Delhi Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Manish Sisodia announced that online classes for students would also continue in the national capital. Schools and colleges in the national capital will have to adhere to the standard operating procedure (SoP) recently shared by the Delhi government. 

The Centre had last week said that districts with a positivity rate lower than 5 per cent could reopen schools, but the decision would rest with the state governments.

Schools in Delhi were briefly reopened before being closed again on December 28 last year in view of the third wave of COVID-19 driven by the Omicron variant.

On Sunday, Delhi reported 1,410 new COVID-19 cases with the positivity rate