UP Schools, Colleges to reopen from Feb 7: CM Yogi Adityanath

The Uttar Pradesh government on Saturday (February 5, 2022) night issued an order for the reopening of schools, colleges and educational institutions in the state from February 7, 2022.

With the number of Covid-19 cases declining, the state government has allowed schools to reopen for classes 9 to 12 from Monday.

According to an order issued by the Additional Chief Secretary, Home, Awanish K Awasthi, all Covid-19 protocol and guidelines, particularly wearing of face covers and setting up of helpdesk, should be strictly followed while running physical classes.

“Educational institutions for classes 9 & above, along with all degree colleges, will be restarted from February 7, 2022, until further orders,” said Awanish K Awasthi.

Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh’s Covid-19 case tally climbed to 20,41,734 on Saturday with 3,555 fresh infections being detected in the state, while the death toll mounted to 23,303 as 17 more people succumbed to the disease.

As many as 7,401 more coronavirus patients recuperated from the disease in a span of 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries to 19,85,926, it said. There are 32,514 active cases of the disease in the state, the statement said.

Uttar Pradesh is set to reopen schools and colleges in the state from February 7, 2022. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced this decision during an administrative meeting held on Friday. The call to reopen has been made after a review of COVID cases in the state.

“On January 17, active cases in the state were 1,01,600 and now it has come to 41,000 and within a week it may become zero,” CM Adityanath told officials at the meeting. Detailed guidelines and COVID SoP’s regarding reopening are yet to be provided by the office.

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