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Schools to remain shut, says Centre and states
Schools to remain shut, says Centre and states

New Delhi, June 27 (TIWN) Even as the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic across the country is slowly receding with each passing day, the Centre and the state governments have decided not to allow schools to be reopened yet. Experts have now predicted a third wave of the pandemic, however, many students, parents and parent organisations want schools to be opened in such places where the outbreak of Covid-19 is under control.

The Home Ministry, issuing the guidelines, announced opening up of more activities, such as resumption of Metro train services and open air theatres. The re-opening of activities will only be allowed in areas outside the Containment Zones, said the Ministry.  The Centre has allowed the states and Union Territories to permit upto 50 per cent of its teaching and non-teaching staff to be called to the schools for online teaching and related work. States can also permit students of classes nine to 12 to visit their schools, in areas outside the containment zones only, said the government order.  The Centre, however, has allowed reopening of higher education institutions only for research scholars and post-graduate students of technical and professional programmes requiring laboratory or experimental works.

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