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.
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%. “
“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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