Schools and colleges in India to remain closed till July 31: MHA guidelines for Unlock 2

Schools, colleges and educational institutions across India are set to remain closed till July 31, the Ministry of Home Affairs said on Monday in its new Unlock 2 guidelines.

As per the guidelines, lockdown will continue in the containment zones till July 31 while all activities barring certain prohibited ones would be allowed to continue outside the containment zones.

Curfew hours have also been extended now and will be in force from 10 pm to 5 am.

The old guidelines which had been issued on May 30 will remain in effect till June 30.

The national directives for Covid-19 management will continue across India.

Here’s what the MHA guidelines for Unlock 2 stated about schools and educational institutions:

“Schools, colleges, educational and coaching institutions will remain closed till 31 July, 2020. Online/distance learning shall continue to be permitted and shall be encouraged.

Training institutions of the Central and State Governments will be allowed to function from 15 July, 2020, for which Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) will be issued by the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT).”

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Source – India Today