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COVID-19: All You Need To Know About Delhi Government’s Back-To-School Guidelines

As per the Delhi government order for partial opening of schools, COVID symptomatic students or teachers won’t be allowed to enter the schools

Online Classes or Digital Distance Learning will continue and those students who wish to continue their studies through Online Classes will be allowed to do so

New Delhi: As the national capital observes a decline in the COVID-19 infections, the Delhi government is planning to reopen the schools for the 10 to 12 classes. The Education Department of Delhi has issued Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for the partial reopening of schools in the state for these students.

Schools in Delhi will partially resume classes and students are permitted to visit their schools for admission-related work including counseling, guidance and practical activities related to board exams, according to an order by Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA).

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The Directorate of Education has also issued guidelines to ensure that COVID appropriate protocols are followed and children’s safety is ensured while they are at their school campus.

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As per the SOP, written consent is to be obtained from the parents of all students who are willing to visit the school, all the classrooms, laboratories, libraries, toilets, drinking water, among other such places where physical movements of students and teachers is regular, should be thoroughly sanitised by the school authorities.

Proper thermal screening should be done on the school gate to make sure that if any student or teacher or other school staff shows symptoms of cough, cold, or fever, they will not be allowed to enter the school, the SOP also states.

Furthermore, the Head of the school or department has to esure that the guidelines related to social distancing and COVID protocols are being followed, the directive added.

Online Classes or Digital Distance Learning will continue and those students who wish to continue their studies through Online Classes will be allowed to do so.

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on July 28 had asked for feedback from parents, students, teachers, and principals for a decision on reopening educational institutions in the national capital. In this discussion, the Delhi government received about 33,000 emails where majority of both students and parents suggested that school should be reopened.

After receiving this feedback, DDMA decided to set up a committee of experts, with officials of education and health departments as members, to evaluate and finalise a detailed plan on the reopening of schools and other educational institutions. Niti Aayog member-health and a member of the above-mentioned committee, Dr V K Paul tweeted,

Society is concerned about the learning loss but as you would appreciate it is tightrope walking. It is not an easy decision because on one hand there is a risk of exposure to teachers, staff and to children and this has to be weighed against how to carry out learning activities.

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Dr Vijay Raman, a Paediatrician from Delhi’s Spring Meadows Hospital tells NDTV that the decision to reopen the schools has directly come from the students and the parents, and health members have framed the guidelines accordingly.

It is not easy to set such guidelines as these can directly impact children. It is true that the pandemic has had adverse effects on education however, the closing of schools was something inevitable to keep children and teachers as well as their families safe. I’m especially glad that the option of online learning is still available, as those who are or have immune suppressed family members can stick to staying at home. Meanwhile, those who don’t have the resources for online learning or are facing difficulties in the same can go and attend physical schools with COVID-19 appropriate behaviour and protocols in place, Dr Raman said.

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World

26,06,51,261Cases
22,14,73,133Active
3,39,88,797Recovered
51,89,331Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 196 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 26,06,51,261 and 51,89,331 have died; 22,14,73,133 are active cases and 3,39,88,797 have recovered as on November 27, 2021 at 4:06 am.

India

3,45,63,749 8,318Cases
1,07,0193,114Active
3,39,88,797 10,967Recovered
4,67,933 465Deaths
In India, there are 3,45,63,749 confirmed cases including 4,67,933 deaths. The number of active cases is 1,07,019 and 3,39,88,797 have recovered as on November 27, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

66,33,105

12,153 699

64,80,061 665

1,40,891 34

Kerala

51,24,618 4,677

50,109 2,343

50,35,384 6,632

39,125 388

Karnataka

29,94,963 402

6,640 119

29,50,130 277

38,193 6

Tamil Nadu

27,23,991 746

8,418 24

26,79,130 759

36,443 11

Andhra Pradesh

20,72,198 184

2,163 31

20,55,603 214

14,432 1

Uttar Pradesh

17,10,368 8

91 0

16,87,368 8

22,909

West Bengal

16,13,451 710

7,847 20

15,86,165 721

19,439 9

Delhi

14,40,807 23

301 8

14,15,411 31

25,095

Odisha

10,48,228 219

2,216 5

10,37,609 222

8,403 2

Chhattisgarh

10,06,706 33

319 7

9,92,794 26

13,593

Rajasthan

9,54,715 21

174 19

9,45,586 2

8,955

Gujarat

8,27,354 27

308 7

8,16,954 34

10,092

Madhya Pradesh

7,93,097 9

103 1

7,82,466 8

10,528

Haryana

7,71,643 21

158 2

7,61,431 19

10,054

Bihar

7,26,209 5

45 1

7,16,501 6

9,663

Telangana

6,75,319 171

3,534 3

6,67,798 167

3,987 1

Assam

6,16,312 175

2,791 44

6,07,435 219

6,086

Punjab

6,03,173 41

335 21

5,86,245 18

16,593 2

Jharkhand

3,49,196 12

109 0

3,43,947 12

5,140

Uttarakhand

3,44,169 13

144 13

3,36,618 26

7,407

Jammu And Kashmir

3,36,237 174

1,719 13

3,30,048 157

4,470 4

Himachal Pradesh

2,26,859 102

827 8

2,22,190 107

3,842 3

Goa

1,78,799 34

266 11

1,75,152 22

3,381 1

Mizoram

1,33,921 359

4,227 111

1,29,206 469

488 1

Puducherry

1,28,825 31

321 3

1,26,632 28

1,872

Manipur

1,25,098 28

674 13

1,22,456 39

1,968 2

Tripura

84,771 10

80 4

83,871 6

820

Meghalaya

84,394 16

335 4

82,591 20

1,468

Chandigarh

65,438 8

48 7

64,570 1

820

Arunachal Pradesh

55,260 2

33 1

54,947 3

280

Sikkim

32,207 9

119 6

31,685 15

403

Nagaland

32,096 4

136 5

31,264 9

696

Ladakh

21,467 32

243 8

21,011 24

213

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,683

1 0

10,678

4

Lakshadweep

10,394 11

29 11

10,314

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,678 1

3 0

7,546 1

129

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