Delhi News Highlights: Schools in the city may be allowed to reopen for classes Nursery to 8, but only after the festive season, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority has decided. This would mean that classes for these students will continue exclusively online till at least November 4, when Diwali will be celebrated.
Further, Covid appropriate behaviour will have to be followed at any gatherings held during the festival season, including Durga Pooja, Navratri, Dusshera and Diwali. Standing crowds will not be allowed, separate entry and exit points will have to be set up, appropriate social distancing for seating will have to be maintained, no activities (like fairs, stalls and giant wheel etc) that attract crowds will be allowed, sources said. Only 50 per cent of the seating capacity can be occupied.
Meanwhile, a ‘Deshbhakti Curriculum’ was launched by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday. The CM said there was a need to create an atmosphere where people experience patriotic feelings 24×7, and not just on watching patriotic movies or singing the national anthem. The curriculum will be rolled out from nursery to Class 12 when the schools reopen in the city.