Madhya Pradesh: Amid the threat of a probablethird wave of Covid-19 looms large, the M.P state government has decided to reopen schools for students of Classes 11 and 12 from July 26 with 50 percent capacity. The colleges in the state will reopen from August 1 with 50 percent attendance.
Most of the parents are apprehensive on reopening of schools considering warning that the second wave hasn’t ended besides the possible third wave. Moreover, vaccination hasn’t started yet for people below 18 years of age.
The government has determined to reopen schools, colleges and coaching classes in a phased manner, said Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan while addressing a programme organised by Vidya Bharati. "The pandemic is completely under control in MP. In the first phase, physical classes of Standard 11 and 12 students will reopen with 50 percent capacity from July 25 and July 26," said Chouhan. He said that initially the physical classes will be held four days a week. "Gradually, it will be increased to six days in a week, but with 50 percent capacity. It means one student will attend classes in school three days a week," he said. Colleges will reopen from August 1. "If everything is under control, schools for the rest of classes will be reopened and later, coaching classes will be allowed to reopen," he said.