With the number of COVID-19 cases witnessing a rise, students joining back to school on April 18 after a long weekend will be met with schools enforcing strict protocols to contain the spread of the virus if there is a breakout. Private schools have been advised to shut down the entire school or a concerned wing of the school if a COVID-19 case is reported. There is a jump in covid-19 cases with a positivity rate of 5.33%.
The rise in cases is expected to impact physical classes that resumed on April 1. The Delhi Government has done away with offering hybrid classes and had even conducted a meeting with the parents to discuss with parents how to make up for learning losses that had arisen due to the prolonged closure of schools.
The Directorate of Education in its circular also advised schools to take all possible precautionary measures to prevent any spreading of COVID in their respective schools by making sure that students and teachers wear masks, maintain social distancing and wash their hands/ use sanitizer regularly. Students are also advised to create awareness about COVID-19 among students, teachers, staff members, and parents visiting the school.