Schools are being reopened in Goa.
Permission has been given to reopen schools in Goa for students of classes IX to XII from October 18. However, during this time the COVID-19 guidelines and standard operating procedure will have to be followed. This information was given by the official on Friday. State Education Director Bhushan Sawaikar issued a circular on Thursday saying that the state government after consulting an expert committee has decided to start online classes in classes.
The circular said that the education department has asked the management and heads of educational institutions to take a decision after considering the available infrastructure and local conditions. The education department said, “Schools, if required, can adopt a hybrid method of teaching in which online as well as offline classes can be conducted.”
The circular said that masks, germ-free and body temperature checks are mandatory for entry into the premises of educational institutions and even the employees of the educational institution should be screened before entering the campus. It was said in the circular that there will be no program or morning assembly (assembly) in the school till further orders.
Significantly, on Thursday, 68 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Goa and two deaths were registered. So far, 1,77,356 people have come under the grip of the epidemic in the state, out of which 3,335 people have died. At present there are 679 under-treatment patients in Goa.
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