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Punjab schools to open for Classes 10-12 from July 26

Earlier, the gathering of 100 persons for indoor and 200 for outdoor events was allowed.

By: Express News Service | Chandigarh |
Updated: July 21, 2021 2:19:07 am
During a Covid review meeting, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said schools will be allowed to open for Classes 10 to 12, but only those teachers and staff will be allowed to be physically present who are fully vaccinated.

The Punjab government Tuesday ordered reopening of schools for Classes 10 to 12 from July 26 as it further relaxed Covid curbs and announced to increase the number of people for indoor events to 150 and outdoor programmes to 300.

Earlier, the gathering of 100 persons for indoor and 200 for outdoor events was allowed.

During a Covid review meeting, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said schools will be allowed to open for Classes 10 to 12, but only those teachers and staff will be allowed to be physically present who are fully vaccinated. The presence of students at schools shall be purely at the consent of parents and the option of virtual classes shall be continued.

If the situation remains under control, the remaining classes will similarly be allowed to open from August 2, the CM announced, pointing out that the UK’s Cambridge University has predicted that the cases will further decline in the coming weeks.

With respect to social gatherings, the CM said artistes or musicians shall be allowed at such functions or celebrations in all areas, with adherence to Covid protocols.

The relaxations came days after the CM had ordered opening of bars, cinema halls, restaurants, spas, swimming pools, coaching centres, sports complexes, gyms, malls, museums and zoos etc.

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