Schools to open for class 6th-8th from Feb 08: Rajasthan CM Gehlot

Schools from class 6th to 8th, first and second year classes of colleges and post graduate classes will open across Rajasthan from February 8, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot announced this while reviewing the status of COVID-19 in the state. In addition to that, all cinema halls, theaters and swimming pools etc. will also be allowed to open with 50 per cent capacity from February 8. Now up to 200 people will be allowed to attend social and other events. The Chief Minister took this decision in view of steady decline in the corona cases in the state. In the meeting, it was also decided to prepare new guidelines for relaxing the restrictions imposed on fireworks shops and fairs of different religions. The Chief Minister said that the risk of coronavirus is still not completely averted. Everyone still needs to be highly cautious. During the meeting, CM Gehlot instructed the officers to be more cautious to follow the protocol to prevent infection when the presence of students in schools and colleges increases. He said that schools would be allowed to open for students of classes 6th to 8th, like students from class 9th to 12th, with the condition of fully complying with the health protocol with 50 per cent attendance. Similarly, for colleges, like final year students, other conditions including 50 per cent attendance as previously applicable will also be applicable for the students of first and second year.