Educational institutes in Bengal to remain closed till November 30 – education
The West Bengal government said on Monday that educational institutes will remain closed until November 30 with all campus activities suspended, while movie theaters outside the containment zones can continue to show films at 50 percent occupancy. .
In a notification issued at the end of the day, the government said that cultural functions, religious gatherings and other congregations may be allowed outside the containment zones in open spaces, provided that security measures are observed.
As part of the state government’s decision to extend the period to enforce certain restrictions until November 30, “physical teaching-learning assemblies in schools (including Anganwandi centers), colleges and universities will continue to be prohibited,” said the notification.
The pools (except for the use of sportsmen training) will remain closed for the time being, while “cinemas / theaters / multiplexes will operate with up to 50% of their seating capacity (full) in areas outside the containment zones” , the notice said.
The government also said that public events, sports, cultural events and congregations are subject to approval by the appropriate authorities.
Education Minister Partha Chatterjee told reporters on Monday that the government planned to start classes at colleges and universities from December 1, but a call had not yet been made on whether the lessons would be taught offline.
He also said that any decision on resuming classes in schools will be made by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee after Kali Puja, after taking into account all safety factors.