After the Ministry of Home Affairs allowed the reopening of schools and colleges in a graded manner from October 15, and further left it to states do decide whether to reopen or not, schools in Uttar Pradesh will welcome students from October 19. A school in Moradabad is undertaking all COVID precautions. "Sanitisation and thermal screening arrangements are underway. No student will be forced to attend school. Those who don't have access to e-classes or have queries can come to school with the permission of their guardian," said District Inspector Of Schools (DIOS).