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Haryana Schools To Reopen Tomorrow For Classes 10, 12

The government of Haryana will be reopening the schools for students of classes 10 and 12 from December 14 for regular classroom teaching before the students appear for the board exams scheduled in 2021.

Students of classes 9 and 11 in Haryana will be able to appear for regular classes in schools from December 21.

Keeping in view the safety measures for COVID, it will be mandatory for all the students to go for a free medical check-up at their nearest Community Health Centre or Primary Health Centre where a doctor will examine them and provide them with a medical certificate not older than 72 hours, stating that their general health is fine and they have no COVID-like symptoms before coming to school.

Apart from the submission of the medical certificate, they will also have to submit a consent form signed by their parents, permitting them to attend the regular classes at school.

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Students of Class 10 and Class 12 in both government and private schools will be allowed to visit their schools for three hours between 10 am and 1 pm daily.

As per a statement from the Directorate of School Education, students, teachers, and non-teaching staff will have to go through temperature checks daily and those suffering from fever will not be permitted to enter.

The schools in Haryana had been closed since March 2020 due to the pandemic but were reopened for students of classes 9 to 12 recently. However, the state government soon ordered the closure of all schools due to the sudden rise of COVID-19 cases in the state. Over 150 school students from three Haryana districts — Rewari, Jind, and Jhajjar — had tested positive for COVID during that period.

Last month, the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Ministry of Health had given green light to the states to reopen educational institutes as per their discretion keeping several safety guidelines in place. While many states have reopened, several state governments have decided against it because of the severity of the pandemic.

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