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Children are back to schools in Kashmir valley after covid lockdown

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By: Tariq Shah VOV


Authorities have given a green signal for the educational institutions to reopen in this month of March including the schools. On the order of the government on Monday, all the schools reopened in Kashmir valley nearly after one year as the schools were shut due to the growing threat of pandemic.

The students of classes 9th to 12th today were back in the schools and higher secondary institutions and there was a lot of buzz on the streets in Srinagar because of the presence of hundreds of students on the streets.  Only those students were allowed to attend school that had been granted permission in writing by their parents.

Although the second wave of pandemic has not touched Kashmir valley so far but a lot of travelers who have come from outside have tested positive in the month of February and many of them have been hospitalized.

Many parents have not allowed their wards to join back the studies offline as they fear that due to the presence of hundreds of students, the infection of covid-19 can spread further.

Meanwhile PTI in its report said about the reopening of educational institutions in Kashmir, 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.

(With inputs from PTI)

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