MHA Issues New Guidelines: The Government of India’s latest guidelines, called reopening guidelines, have allowed cinemas, swimming pools, and even schools to function from October 15 with some restrictions. State governments have been given a free hand to reopen schools as well as Institutions that have doctoral and postgraduate researchers in science and technology streams that require laboratory work can also open.
“For re-opening of schools and coaching institutions, State/ UT Governments have been given the flexibility to take a decision after 15th October. Attendance must not be enforced, and must depend entirely on parental consent,” the order issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs said.
It added that the option of online classes must be given to those students who do not wish to attend school yet. Last month, the MHA had allowed students from classes 9 to 12 to come to school on a voluntary basis if they wanted to clarify any doubts.