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Tripura orders resumption of classes 9 and 11, says Covid-19 under control


Almost twenty days after the reopening of colleges and schools for students in classes 10 and 12, the Tripura education department has announced the resumption of classes for students in standard 9 and 11 as of December 28, stating that the Covid-19 situation in the state is under control.

“As it reveals that the Covid-19 situation is under control in the state, students of classes IX and XI (both government and schools with government assistance and private without assistance) will be able to attend schools from December 28 2020, ”A notice issued by the Assistant Secretary for Secondary Education, Saju Vaheed, on Tuesday evening.

However, students must obtain a consent letter from their parents to attend classes.

Interested principals and principals have been asked to arrange for routine disinfection, thermal scanning, and hand washing of students, staff, and also parents of students. They have also been asked to maintain a six foot distance between students in classrooms.

Educational institutions in the state have been closed since mid-March due to the Covid-19 pandemic. There are nearly 4,400 government and subsidized schools in the state.

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Although schools and universities were closed for more than eight months, the education department launched online classes; video conferencing on local TV channels, student helpline call center, and SMS-based classes for students during the period.

According to the latest health department report, a total of 33,188 Covid-19 patients were registered in the state, including 380 patients, who died. Two others died by suicide.

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