The Delhi government in a meeting with Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) and officials announced that schools, colleges and coaching institutes in Delhi can re-open from Monday.
The news: The Delhi government took this decision in a meeting held on Friday after witnessing a dip in COVID-19 cases.
- As per the decision, students from classes 9 to 12 can attend physical classes from February 7. And students of primary classes will continue their physical classes from February 14.
- Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia tweeted “Delhi government has decided to welcome children back to schools and colleges now. All schools (class 9 onwards), colleges, institutes, universities, and coaching reopen from 7 February. Nursery to class 8 from 14 February. Higher education to be completely in physical mode”.
- All schools (class 9 onwards), colleges, institutes, universities and coaching to reopen from February 7.
- Nursery to class 8 to reopen from February 14.
- Higher education to be completely in physical mode.
- It was also decided to open all offices with 100 per cent capacity.
- All gyms, spas and swimming pools shall be allowed to open.
- Restaurants shall be allowed to remain open till 11 p.m.
- Night curfew shall continue from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.
- Wearing mask in car with single person shall not be mandatory in Delhi.
Facts and Figures
- Delhi on Thursday had recorded 2668 new COVID-19 cases and 13 deaths.
- The number of daily infections dropped from 3,028 new cases recorded on Wednesday.
- The positivity rate also came down to 4.3 per cent.
- The city currently has 13,630 active cases.