Andhra Pradesh schools to reopen today: The decision to reopen the schools came after Chief Minister YS Jagan met Mohan Reddy on July 23.
Schools in Andhra Pradesh will reopen for the current academic year on Monday after being closed from March this year due to an increase in Covid-19 cases in Andhra Pradesh. After the first wave of the coronavirus epidemic, authorities gradually reopened schools. Classes 9 and 10 started in November last year and a few months later in January and February, students were admitted to other classes as well.
The decision to reopen the schools was taken after a meeting with Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on July 23. Education Minister Adimulku Suresh said on Monday that Andhra Pradesh schools would celebrate the re-opening day as a festival with a number of events. , News agency PTI reported.
Andhra Pradesh recorded 1,506 latest Kovid-19 cases and another 16 deaths on Sunday, the state health bulletin showed. The state cumulative Kovid-19 number now stands at 19,93,697, with total recoveries rising to 19,62,185 and the death toll to 13,647, the bulletin added.
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Here are the guidelines for reopening schools in Andhra Pradesh:
- According to a statement from the Chief Minister’s Office, with the resumption of physical education classes, online classes will also continue. PTI reports that strict SOPs need to be followed to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
- Educational institutions should also follow guidelines such as adhering to social distance, cleaning classrooms regularly for the safety and well-being of students.
- Students resuming physical classes are expected to wear masks, adhere to social distance, use hand sanitizer and follow other guidelines.