The Odisha government on October 15 announced resumption of physical classes for students of 8th and 11th standards from October 21 as the State is witnessing a declining trend in COVID-19 cases.
Classroom teaching for students of classes 9 and 12 has already been resumed in the State with strict adherence to health safety guidelines.
“The COVID-19 situation has been improving in the State. We will resume classroom teaching for students of classes 8 and 11 from October 21. A notification will be issued soon,” School and Mass Education Minister S.R. Dash said.
No decision has been taken for reopening of schools for students from class 1 to class 7, he said.
Schools remained closed from October 9 on the occasion of Durga Puja and Kumar Purnima and will reopen on October 21.
Odisha on October 14 logged 521 new COVID-19 cases, 94 less than the previous day, taking the State’s caseload to 10,33,809, while six fresh fatalities pushed the coronavirus death toll to 8,274.