Delhi: parents and teachers protest outside CM’s residence

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Demanding the reopening of schools for students in primary sections and grades 6-8, a group of parents and teachers staged a protest outside the residence of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in the nation’s capital on Saturday.

The Delhi government last month announced the reopening of schools for students in grades 9 to 12, colleges and coaching institutes from September 1 as the COVID situation dramatically improved in the city. However, no student would be forced to attend physical classes and parental consent would be required, he also said.

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RC Jain, chairman of the Delhi State Public Schools Management Association (DPSMA), said the government has said it will analyze the situation after schools reopen for grades 9 to 12 and then decide to reopen further.

“It has been almost a month, but no case of Covid has been reported in any school. Even the positivity rate in the nation’s capital is less than 0.1%. “

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“We want schools to be reopened not only for grades 6-8 but also for primary grades. If there is a change in the current scenario, they can be closed again,” he said.

Jain said parents and teachers participated in the protest.

Meanwhile, Delhi recorded zero COVID-19-related deaths on Saturday, 27 new cases. And, the positivity rate in the city stands at 0.04%, according to the city’s health bulletin.

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