After a gap of more than nine months, schools for students studying in classes 9 to 12 reopened on Monday in Maharashtra’s Nashik district, even as 62 teachers tested positive for COVID-19 before resuming their duties, the authorities said. authorities.
Of the 1,324 schools in rural Nashik and city limits, up to 846 started classes for students in standards 9-12, a district administration statement said.
As many as 1,21,579 students attended schools that were closed since late March last year due to the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent closure, it said.
Prior to the reopening of the schools, RT-PCR tests were conducted on 7,063 principals / teachers and 2,500 non-teaching staff members, according to the statement.
Of these, 62 principals / teachers and 10 non-teaching staff members tested positive for COVID-19, it said.
Under the new rules, 50 percent of students will attend school one day and the rest will come the next day, according to the statement.
Observing measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, such as sanitation of schools, thermal scanning, use of masks and hand sanitizers and maintaining social distance, have become mandatory for teachers, staff non-teacher and students.