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Home Ministry: No decision taken over reopening school

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Refuting all rumours, the Central Government has clarified that no formal decision has been taken over reopening of schools in the country amid COVID-19 pandemic. This clarification has been provided by Union Minister Jitendra Singh in wake of rising media reports from last few days. The clarification comes after several media reports emerged online indicating that the MHRD and NCERT were chalking out a plan on reopening of schools.

Several parents of concerned students reached out to the government seeking clarification in this regards. With the recent spike in the number of COVID-19 cases reported in India recently, the decision to reopen schools took many parents by surprises who were concerned about the safety and health of their students.

In response, Union Minister Jitendra Singh has provided a clarification confirming that no such decision has been taken by the Centre so far and that all educational institutions are prohibited top open across the country until further orders.

On 26th May 2020, several media agencies reported that MHRD and NCERT have been working on a plan for reopening of the schools in graded manner once the lockdown period ends. The report claimed that the central government plans to open up schools across the country in graded manner and zone-wise i.e. starting with Green Zone followed by Orange and Red as per the prevailing situation.

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