Gujarat Education Minister Jitu Vaghani said on Sunday that in view of the steady decline in the cases of Kovid-19 in the state, the government has given permission to start classes in the school premises for students of classes I to V from November 22.
This is the first time since the outbreak of the pandemic and the subsequent restrictions that classes will be opened on the school premises for students of classes I to V. Vaghani told reporters here that classes for classes 1st to 5th would be held in the school premises from November 22 after the Diwali holidays in the state were over. Parental permission is mandatory for sending children to school.
He said, “Standard operating procedure will be implemented for the conduct of these classes like other classes being conducted in the school.” Arrangements will be made and standard operating procedure will be strictly followed. In Gujarat, schools were opened for students from class 6th to 8th with 50% capacity from September 2. At the same time, in the beginning of July, the state government had opened 12th, colleges and technical institutions. The State Health Department said that 36 new cases of Kovid-19 have been reported in Gujarat in the last 24 hours. With this, the total number of infected people increased to 8,27,184. 323 patients are undergoing treatment in Gujarat.