After Mumbai, Haryana postpones the reopening of the school due to Omicron scare

Schools in Haryana that reopen today, December 1, will remain close in the nose of the new variant of Covid-19 called Omicron. The state government has withdrawn the decision to reopen the physical lessons for the time being and online lessons will be held in the meantime.

Schools would reopen with full force today. Haryana Education Minister Kanwarpal Gurjar has now officially confirmed the decision to keep schools closed, however the final decision remains in the hands of the schools as they will decide to depend on the number of students they want to call and how many students will continue. to study online.

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Haryana had previously reopened schools in a phased manner, starting with grades 6 to 12 in July. Thereafter, schools were reopened for grades 4 and 5 from September 1st and grades 1 through 3 from September 20th. Students were asked to bring written permission from their parents. They were also asked to maintain all rules for social distance.

Even though the new variant has not yet been found in India, according to WHO guidelines, countries all over the world are cautious. While masks have been re-installed in the UK, the reopening of the school in India has been postponed. Yesterday, Maharashtra also postponed the reopening of physical education until December 15.

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Meanwhile, post-Diwali due to a rise in air pollution levels, schools in some parts of Haryana were closed from November 15. Schools in Gurugram, Faridabad, Sonipat and Jhajjar were closed.

Haryana is not the only state that has closed schools because of Omicron’s threat. Schools in Mumbai and Pune are closed for the same reason. Schools in Mumbai that would reopen from December 1 until December 15.

“The Omicron variant of COVID-19 has posed a new threat to us. We need some time to ensure safety and take precautionary measures. Therefore, we have decided to reopen the physical presence in schools from 15 December, “said BMC’s education officer Raju Tadvi. Maharashtra government had earlier allowed schools to reopen 3-4 hours a day with a capacity of 15-20 students.

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