Schools Colleges Reopen: Schools, colleges and coaching institutes to remain closed till August 31: MHA

NEW DELHI: Announcing new guidelines, the home ministry said schools, colleges, and coaching institutes will remain shut till August 31. The decision has been taken after extensive consultations with states and Union Territories. MHA further said online/ distance learning will continue to be permitted and will be encouraged.

The guidelines released by MHA reads “Schools, colleges, educational and coaching institutions will remain closed till 31st August 2020. Online/ distance learning shall continue to be permitted and shall be encouraged.”

Cinema halls, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars, auditoriums, assembly halls, and similar places will also be closed until August 31. Yoga instituted and gymnasiums will be allowed to function from 5th August 2020 for which, Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) will be issued by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW)

International air travel, except as permitted by the MHA, will continue on hold.

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