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How Safe Is It To Send Children To School Amid Omicron Scare?

Dec 23, 2021 Lachmi Deb Roy

While most parents and kids are happy with the schools reopening after a long break since March 2020, few parents are still highly apprehensive in sending their kids to school amid the surging Omicron scare in India.

Delhi Schools Reopen After 'Pollution Break' But Omicron Scare Keeps Many Wary

Dec 20, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Several private schools reopened in Delhi after remaining shut due to pollution. However, a few schools plan to reopen on January 3, depending on the Omicron scare but parents remain worried.

Manish Sisodia Asks Channi To Release List Of 250 Schools ‘Transformed’ By Punjab Govt

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Monday asked Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi to name 250 schools in the state transformed by his regime to compare the reforms and developments in the schools run by both the governments.

Maharashtra: Observing COVID-19 Protocols For Reopening Primary Schools

Nov 29, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Observing COVID-19 appropriate behaviour, vaccination of teachers and school staff are among the protocols that have to be followed in schools, according to the Maharashtra health department's guidelines ahead of the reopening of schools on December 1 for Classes 1 to 4 in rural classes and Classes 1 to 7 in urban areas.

Himachal Pradesh To Resume Physical Classes For Primary School Students This Month: All You Need To Know

The Jairam Thakur cabinet has decided to allow schools to resume classes for standard 3 onwards from November 10, while classes 1 and 2 will be allowed to resume physical schooling from November 15 onward.

31 October, 2021

Kerala: Schools To Reopen From November 1 In Staggered Manner With Bio-Bubble

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The state government has decided to open schools with utmost vigilance and in a staggered manner following guidelines prepared by the Health and Education departments.

25 October, 2021

Karnataka Students Return To Schools After 18 Months As Classes Reopen Post Covid-19

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The officials, however said many schools mostly private institutions have decided to reopen, after the culmination of Diwali.

08 October, 2021

Parents Urge Delhi CM To Reopen Schools After Govt Gives Nod To Festive Celebrations

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

In a letter written to Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, 66 parents urged the Delhi government to reopen schools for students below Class 8, at least once a week.

04 October, 2021

Schools Reopen In Maharashtra For First Time In 18 Months As Covid-19 Cases Fall

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Last month, Maharashtra's School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad had announced that physical classes will resume in schools across the state and the government also issued standard operating procedures (SOPs) for it.

10 September, 2021

Schools Reopening: Paediatric Body Issues Post-Covid Guidelines

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A ‘Task Force on School Reopening 2021’, headed by Dr Gupta, has come out with its report, acknowledging that while reopening of schools and bringing back normalcy are eagerly awaited, the horrific experiences during the second wave are acting as a big barrier to any attempts to bring the children back to school.

02 September, 2021

80% Teachers, School Staff Vaccinated With First Dose

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The states have been asked to update data about the vaccination of teachers twice a week on a Google tracker.


01 September, 2021

Education Minister Reviews School Reopening As Govt Assures Staff Vaccinations By September

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The government said that the Centre is prioritising vaccination of teaching and non-teaching staff in schools across the country to "ensure a safe environment for reopening of schools".

30 August, 2021

Mandatory Thermal Screening, Staggered Lunch Breaks: DDMA Announces Guidelines For Delhi Schools Reopening

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No student would be forced to attend physical classes and the consent of parents would be mandatory.

21 August, 2021

School Reopening: Principals Hail Decision But For Parents, Dilemma Isn't Over Yet

Jyotika Sood

Many schools and state governments claim that they have made special arrangements in the schools to ensure Covid-19 protocols are being followed strictly.

18 August, 2021

Learning Among Fear And Suspicion

Saikat Majumdar

What we have is a long-drawn situation of conflict between the fundamental interests of society. Reopening is going to be a long and uneven process, filled with fear and suspicion, more for some than for others.

11 August, 2021

TN Teacher Visits Students' Homes To Give Lessons As Pandemic Keeps Schools Shut

G.C. Shekhar

For the past one month Meera Ramanathan, a teacher at the Government Primary School at Kavarapatti near Pudukottai town in Tamil Nadu, has been teaching classes at the homes of her school's students.

11 August, 2021

Himachal Pradesh: Schools Closed Again Till Aug 22, RTPCR Test Must For Tourists

Ashwani Sharma

Schools in Himachal Pradesh opened only on August 2. But with a sudden surge in Covid cases, including those reported among children, the Jairam Thakur government has taken a quick call to shut them again.


07 August, 2021

Meghalaya Mulls Reopening Of Schools, Colleges Post August Middle: Education Minister

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Speaking to reporters, Education Minister Lahkmen Rymbui said there is a need to resume classroom teachings as soon as possible, especially in higher education institutes.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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