Delhi schools to remain closed for students till October 5, online classes to continue

All schools in Delhi will continue to remain closed till October 5 amid rise in COVID-19 cases, the Directorate of Education, Delhi announced on Friday.

As per the official order issued by the Directorate of Education, “All schools will remain closed for all students till October 5. However, online classes and teaching-learning activities will continue as usual and HoS (Heads of Schools) are authorized to call teachers/ staff (as per requirement) for smooth conduct of online classes, teaching-learning activities and any other work.”

As per Unlock 4.0 guidelines, schools have been allowed to call students from class 9 to 12 to schools on a voluntary basis from September 21.  

Schools and colleges across the country have been closed since March 16, when the government announced a countrywide classroom shutdown as part of its measures to fight COVID-19.

Delhi has so far reported 2,34,701 COVID-19 cases.