10,000 Covid tests to be conducted daily in schools across Punjab 

The state had reopened schools for all classes from August 2; virtual teaching continues

By Jasleen Kaur - August 08, 2021 5:08 pm

Punjab news: Amid the reopening of schools for all classes, the Punjab School Education Board has issued new guidelines to check the spread of Covid 19.

In its orders issued here, the Punjab School Education Board has made it mandatory to conduct at least 10,000 Covid tests daily in all schools across the state.

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The order states that a maximum of 1,000 samples be taken from Ludhiana schools everyday. Similarly, in Pathankot schools, a minimum of 205 tests have been made mandatory.

Notably, all schools in the state reopened on August 2 after remaining shut for over a year amid the Covid 19 pandemic outbreak.

The attendance was reported more from rural areas while turnout at many private schools was not that high. While all Covid-related protocols are being strictly followed, parents were asked to provide a written consent for their children to attend schools from 8 am to 2 pm.

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Earlier, schools had reopened for pre-primary levels and classes 1 and 2 in Punjab in February this year after a gap of nearly 10 months after classes were suspended in March 2020 following the outbreak of Covid.

Before deciding to reopen schools for all classes from August 2, the government had already allowed the reopening of schools for classes 10 to 12 from July 26. Virtual classes will continue for students who are unable to attend classes at schools.

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