Bihar eases COVID-19 curbs, allows schools, colleges to reopen from today

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday said all universities, colleges, technical educational institutions, and schools from Class 1 to 12 will function normally.

Bihar eases COVID-19 curbs, allows schools, colleges to reopen from today Bihar CM allows reopening of schools, colleges (Representative image)
Anu Parthiban | Aug 26, 2021 - 12:11 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: After reviewing the COVID-19 situation, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday said all universities, colleges, technical educational institutions, and schools from Class 1 to 12 will function normally.

Coaching institutes will also be allowed to reopen. The chief minister announced the new relaxation in view of the improvement in Covid-19 pandemic situation in the state.

Alerting people of a possible third wave, Kumar said, “It is necessary for the people of Bihar to take precautions and to follow appropriate Covid-19 behaviour.”

The Bihar government had allowed the reopening of schools for students of Class 9 and 10 from August 7 and from August 16 for Classes 1 to 8 with maximum 50% attendance.



While announcing the decision to reopen schools with limited capacity, the chief minister had also said that special arrangements will be made for vaccinating adult students, teachers, and staff of educational institutions across the state.

“All shops, establishments, shopping malls, parks, gardens and religious places will be able to open normally,” he said, in a recent tweet.

He further said that all types of social, political, entertainment, sports, cultural and religious events can be organized with the permission of the district administration.

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