Assam: Schools to reopen for class 10 students from Monday

The decision to reopen schools for class 10 students was taken in a cabinet meeting on Thursday.


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Schools in Assam will resume physical classes for students of class 10 from Monday.

The decision to reopen schools for class 10 students was taken in a cabinet meeting on Thursday.

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma had posted on Twitter that the classes for students of 10th standards in high schools, high Madrasas, residential schools, day boarding schools (both government and private) will be reopened with immediate effect from September 20, while sharing the key decisions of the weekly cabinet meeting.

Authorities of such schools will ensure that all employees and workers are fully vaccinated, the CM said.

Assam Education Minister Ranoj Pegu had also tweeted, "Cabinet decides to open schools for class 10 from Monday (20th September). Education department will issue SOP soon".

Meanwhile, Assam on Saturday recorded 365 new COVID-19 positive cases  and two deaths. The cumulative number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state reached 5,97,709, including 5,790 deaths, 3,716 active cases and 5,86,856 recovered cases as of Saturday, according to the state COVID-19 bulletin. As many as 1,347 persons have also died with COVID-19 positivity, but their deaths were not due to COVID-19, it added. 

First Published:Sept. 19, 2021, 6:06 p.m.

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