The decision to reopen schools and institutions comes as the second wave of Covid-19, which crippled the state’s health infrastructure and killed thousands of people, begins to fade. If Covid cases remain under control; the Bihar education administration says it is prepared to reopen schools in stages after July 6.
After July 6, Bihar’s educational institutions are expected to reopen.
The decision to reopen schools and institutions comes as the second wave of Covid-19, which crippled the state’s health infrastructure and killed thousands of people, begins to fade. Officials from the Education Department stated they were prepared for a phased reopening of colleges using Covid-19 safety standards.
“Universities and colleges will be allowed to operate with 50% of students in the first phase, along with additional safety precautions. Senior secondary and secondary classes will resume in the next phase, followed by junior classes. We’ve created bridge courses to help you get around.
The decision to reopen educational institutes comes as the second wave of Covid-19, which has paralyzed the state’s health infrastructure and killed thousands of people, is showing signs of abating, with only 185 infections reported in the last 24 hours, according to a health department bulletin issued on Sunday. The state’s overall number of active cases has dropped to 2,141,the recovery rate has shot up to 98.38% . Since April 5, when the second wave of Covid-19 caused the state government to declare a lockdown, all government and private educational institutions in the state have remained closed. Following the tapering of the first corona virus wave, which forced the Centre to impose a statewide lockdown in March 2020, educational institutions reopened for a brief period this year. Since then, the majority of schools have relied solely on the internet.
The state government established Tikashala, or vaccination camps, at several schools around the state last month to inoculate all government and private school teachers, as well as their families.