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  News   Nation  20 Jan 2021  Schools to reopen for Classes 6 to 8 from February first week in Haryana

Schools to reopen for Classes 6 to 8 from February first week in Haryana

ROZANA SPOKESMAN
Published Jan 20, 2021, 5:23 pm IST
Updated Jan 20, 2021, 5:23 pm IST
Schools in Haryana will reopen for Classes 6 to 8 from the first week of February, state Education Minister Kanwar Pal said on Wednesday.
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Chandigarh: Schools in Haryana will reopen for Classes 6 to 8 from the first week of February, state Education Minister Kanwar Pal said on Wednesday.

“The Covid cases are gradually coming down and the situation has improved. Moreover, the Covid-19 vaccination drive has also begun. So, we have decided to reopen schools for Classes 6 to 8 from February first week,” the minister told reporters here.

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He said a decision on starting Classes 1 to 5 will be taken later.

The schools will have to follow all guidelines related to face masks, sanitisers and social distancing, he said.

After remaining shut for six months due to the Covid-19 outbreak, schools in Haryana had partially reopened in mid-September for students of Classes 9 to 12.

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However, amid a rise in Covid-19 cases, the Haryana government had ordered the closure of all schools in November.

In mid-December, the schools had again reopened for the higher classes. 

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