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Delhi govt will review other states’ experiences of schools reopening: Kejriwal


The Delhi government will review the experience of other states where schools are reopening and then decide on schools in the capital, Chief Minister Arvind Kejrival said on Friday. However, the chief minister reiterated the position of the Delhi government that the ideal situation for the opening of schools would be after vaccinations are completed.

“The ideal situation would be to open schools after vaccination. Over the next few days, we will see the experience of other states where schools are opening, and then we will make a decision. Parents are still worried about the safety of their child, ”he told reporters on the sidelines of an event in Timarpur.

The chief minister said last week that there are no plans to reopen schools before the vaccination process is complete, citing concerns about a possible third wave of vaccinations. COVID-19

States that have partially opened schools this month include Gujarat, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar. Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh announced the reopening of schools in the first week of August.

In March last year, schools in the capital were closed in anticipation of nationwide isolation to contain the spread of the infection. coronavirus

While several states began partial reopening of schools last October, the Delhi government only allowed physical activity for grades 9-12 this January, which was again suspended due to the exponential rise in COVID-19 cases.

The Delhi government has, however, allowed the use of classrooms and assembly halls in schools for training and meetings, but physical education and training remain suspended.

When asked about the vaccine shortage, the Chief Minister said: “We are still facing a vaccine shortage. The central government must figure out how to quickly increase the availability of vaccines. ”



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