Gujarat reopens schools; 31 teachers and students tested COVID positive in Odisha dist

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Gujarat reopens schools; 31 teachers and students tested COVID positive in Odisha dist

Schools in Gujarat have reopened for grades 10 and 12 after being closed for 10 months, as the country was forced to close following the novel Coronavirus.

The Ahmedabad District Commissioner of Education informed schools that they are reopening across the state in accordance with all government-issued guidelines.

He said, “Grades 10 and 12 will start classes today. Masks and disinfection are required.”

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Around 10 to 15 teams have been trained to conduct inspection campaigns in schools to verify that COVID protocols are being followed regularly.

In another case, around 31 teachers and students tested positive for Covid after school reopened in Odisha in Gajapati district.

Schools reopened to 10th and 12th grade students in Odisha on January 8 after being closed for more than 9 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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According to officials, around 31 new infections have been discovered in the Gajapati district and 90% of them are teachers and they would be banned from going to school.

Earlier, all teachers underwent the standard COVID-19 testing procedure before schools reopened.  However, two students tested positive for the Coronavirus.

According to the decision of the government of Odisha, students in grades 10 and 12 are required to attend classes for 100 days without interruption, except Saturday and Sunday, to prepare for the exam preparation for the Council. However, students were invited to attend classes with the prior consent of their parents.

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