Amid declining Covid-19 cases, the Haryana government has announced the reopening of schools for Classes 6 to 12 in the state.
As per the orders issued by the Directorate School Education regarding the reopening of schools in Haryana, the offline classes would resume for students of Classes 9-12 from July 16 while for Classes 6-8, the schools will resume from July 23.
Meanwhile, a decision on resuming offline classes for the students of Classes 1-5 will be taken later.
However, the online classes would continue and hence, the students who want to continue with online classes would be allowed to do so. The students will only be allowed to attend school with written permission from their parents.
No student would be pressured to attend offline classes at school, the order added.
Haryana Education Minister Kanwar said that the number of Covid-19 cases in Haryana has dropped. The decision to reopen schools was taken keeping the COVID situation in mind, he said.
Kanwar also said that social distancing would be followed in schools while preparations to resume classes have been completed.
On Friday, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said that the COVID curve was flattening.