Schools reopen with thin attendance in Kashmir

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Students of Tyndale Biscoe School
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SRINAGAR — A very thin attendance of students was reported at secondary level schools, which has led to a very interesting debate in the society about how parents are worried about the children due to the vulnerability of the COVID-19 virus at public spheres despite the fact that Unlock 4 guidelines by Ministry of Human Affairs (MHA) allows the States to partially reopen the schools from September 21.

It is pertinent to mention that only Assam, J&K, Karnataka and Haryana has decided to partially reopen schools from today but most of the States have decided against it, keeping in view the surge in COVID-19 cases.

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According to the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on September 8, only 50 percent of teaching/non-teaching staff will be allowed on the premises, and attendance is not mandatory for students.

Due to the current crisis of the global pandemic, whole global community is in suspense regarding unlock pattern and to curtail the spread of COVID-19 cases.

“Schools reopening tomorrow not for regular classes but consultation by volunteer secondary students on consent of parents with 50% teachers on roster as per MHA lockdown 4 guidelines & Min of health & FW protocols conveyed by chief secretary & circulated to DCs, Directors and Chief Education Officers (CEO),” Dr. Asgar Samoon clarified in a tweet regarding reopening of schools.

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