Covid-19: The Punjab Government Saturday ordered the reopening of schools for all classes from August 2 while adhering to Covid-appropriate behaviour. Detailed orders in this regard will be issued by the Department of School Education.
Other Covid-19 restrictions have, however, been extended till August 10. The district authorities have been directed to ensure strict implementation of Covid-related directives issued by the MHA.
Ahead of the reopening of schools in Punjab, the wearing of face masks and maintaining social distancing have been mandated by the government.
The decision has been taken in view of a decline in Covid cases, though the national caseload has witnessed a rise in the last four days. The Punjab Government had earlier allowed colleges, coaching centres and all other institutions of higher learning to open with similar compliance.
On Friday, the Punjab School Education Board had declared the results of the Class 12 exams. About 96.48 percent of students had cleared the Class 12 exams. A total of 2,92,663 regular students had appeared in the exams and out of these, 2,82,349 students cleared the exams.
Last year, the Class 12 results recorded a passing percentage of 90.98 percent while in 2019, over 2.5 lakh students had appeared for Class 12 exams, with the state recording an 86.41 pass percentage.