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Schools in UP and Kashmir open after one year with Covid protocols

Lucknow/Srinagar: Schools in Uttar Pradesh and Kashmir reopened on Monday after remaining closed for nearly one year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The students of classes 9 to 12 attended school for the first time since March 9, 2020.

Only those students were allowed to attend school who had been granted permission in writing by their parents.

Most private schools had sought no objection certificates from parents, absolving the school management of any blame in case of any health issue arising due to conduct of physical classes.

Several schools had asked students to bring along medical fitness certificates on the first day of the school.

Schools across Kashmir were closed in the second week of March last year as a precautionary measure in view of the coronavirus pandemic across the globe.

According to a government order, middle school level classes (6th to 8th standards) are scheduled to reopen on March 8 while remaining classes are slated to reopen on March 18.

Primary schools in Uttar Pradesh reopened on Monday after almost a year.

While children came in limited numbers, their enthusiasm brimmed with life and laughter.
Schools had been gaily decorated to welcome the students and children were offered sweets and flowers by their teachers.
Classes in Lucknow schools will be conducted in shifts. It is mandatory for the schools to follow coronavirus guidelines. Schools will be sanitized on a regular basis and students will have to arrive wearing masks.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath made a surprise inspection of a primary school in the Narhi locality where he interacted with the children.
Schools across the country were shut due to the Covid-19 situation since March 2020. Several exams were postponed and cancelled and classes were conducted online within this period of time.

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