Decision on Delhi school reopening today as Covid-19, Omicron situation improves

Delhi education minister Manish Sisodia informed that the government will recommend the reopening of schools in Delhi in the DDMA meeting today.

Decision on Delhi school reopening today as Covid-19, Omicron situation improves Delhi education minister Manish Sisodia to recomment school reopening in DDMA meeting today
Anu Parthiban | Jan 27, 2022 - 9:23 a.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The Delhi government will today make a decision on school reopening in the national capital. Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia informed that the government will recommend the reopening of schools in Delhi in the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) meeting today.

On Thursday, Manish Sisosida said that the Delhi schools were closed “when it was not safe for children but excessive caution is now harming our children”.The DDMA has called a meeting today to deliberate on easing the curbs in view of the improved situation of COVID-19.

Manish Sisodia’s tweet on recommending Delhi school reopening came after a delegation of parents led by Chandrakant Lahariya, an epidemiologist and public policy specialist met him and submitted a memorandum signed by over 1,600 parents demanding that the schools be reopened.

He also said that online education has not only affected their studies but also their mental health. He also asserted that online education can never replace offline classes.

After being briefly reopened, schools, colleges and other educational institutions in Delhi were again closed on December 28 last year in view of the third wave of COVID-19 driven by the Omicron variant.

Sisodia on January 22, informed that the Delhi government will conduct a large-scale survey to understand the impact of the Covid pandemic on the psychological and emotional behaviour of school children.

The national capital reported 7,498 fresh COVID-19 cases and 29 deaths in a day as the positivity rate rose marginally to 10.59 per cent, according to the health department's data on Wednesday.


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