Photos: Delhi schools reopen following Covid-19 closure

  • Schools in Delhi reopened on January 18 for classes 10 and 12 following a closure for almost 10 months due to the coronavirus outbreak. The government has laid out Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for schools to maintain, like staggered timings, less than 15 students per classroom or laboratory, mandatory face masks etc. While most government schools in Delhi reopened today, many private schools have said they would either reopen later this week or next month.

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A student wearing a face mask and protective gloves attends a class at Govt Sarvodaya Girls Senior Secondary School in West Vinod Nagar on January 18. After a closure of 10 months due to the Covid-19 pandemic, students of classes 10 and 12 returned to Delhi’s public schools on January 18 for practical lessons, counselling, and doubt-clearing sessions.(Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

A student wearing a face mask and protective gloves attends a class at Govt Sarvodaya Girls Senior Secondary School in West Vinod Nagar on January 18. After a closure of 10 months due to the Covid-19 pandemic, students of classes 10 and 12 returned to Delhi’s public schools on January 18 for practical lessons, counselling, and doubt-clearing sessions.(Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

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Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia interacts with a student at Kautilya Govt. Sarvodaya Bal Vidyalaya in Greater Kailash on January 18. Sisodia, who also holds the education portfolio, visited the school to inspect the preparedness for the return of students and whether mandatory Covid-19 guidelines were being followed.(Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia interacts with a student at Kautilya Govt. Sarvodaya Bal Vidyalaya in Greater Kailash on January 18. Sisodia, who also holds the education portfolio, visited the school to inspect the preparedness for the return of students and whether mandatory Covid-19 guidelines were being followed.(Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

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Students attending a Covid-19 safety protocol session at Govt Sarvodaya Girls Senior Secondary School in West Vinod Nagar on January 18. As part of the SOPs issued by the Delhi government last week, schools are to implement staggered timings, have less than 15 students per classroom or laboratory, and ensure “bubbling effect” i.e. students remain in one batch throughout classes, HT reported.(Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

Students attending a Covid-19 safety protocol session at Govt Sarvodaya Girls Senior Secondary School in West Vinod Nagar on January 18. As part of the SOPs issued by the Delhi government last week, schools are to implement staggered timings, have less than 15 students per classroom or laboratory, and ensure “bubbling effect” i.e. students remain in one batch throughout classes, HT reported.(Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

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Officials from Delhi's education department look at a welcome message drawn on a board during an inspection of schools in New Delhi on January 18. Schools have also created posters to raise awareness on Covid-19 and also comfort students returning to school after a long break.(Altaf Qadri / AP)

Officials from Delhi's education department look at a welcome message drawn on a board during an inspection of schools in New Delhi on January 18. Schools have also created posters to raise awareness on Covid-19 and also comfort students returning to school after a long break.(Altaf Qadri / AP)

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School students gesture during a class, in New Delhi on January 18. The Delhi government has only allowed schools outside Covid-19 containment zones to reopen as of now.(Altaf Qadri / AP )

School students gesture during a class, in New Delhi on January 18. The Delhi government has only allowed schools outside Covid-19 containment zones to reopen as of now.(Altaf Qadri / AP )

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A student is thermal screened before entering a school in New Delhi on January 18. The government has made clear that physical attendance is not compulsory and students will attend schools only with the consent of parents.(Altaf Qadri / AP)

A student is thermal screened before entering a school in New Delhi on January 18. The government has made clear that physical attendance is not compulsory and students will attend schools only with the consent of parents.(Altaf Qadri / AP)

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Students sanitize their hands before entering Kautilya Govt. Sarvodaya Bal Vidyalaya in Greater Kailash on January 18. Schools are also working out plans to ensure that students who choose not to come to campus, do not miss out anything.(Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

Students sanitize their hands before entering Kautilya Govt. Sarvodaya Bal Vidyalaya in Greater Kailash on January 18. Schools are also working out plans to ensure that students who choose not to come to campus, do not miss out anything.(Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

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Students inside a laboratory at Kautilya Govt. Sarvodaya Bal Vidyalaya in Greater Kailash on January 18. While most government schools in Delhi reopened on January 18, many private schools said they would either reopen later this week or next month following completion of the virtual pre-board examinations.(Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

Students inside a laboratory at Kautilya Govt. Sarvodaya Bal Vidyalaya in Greater Kailash on January 18. While most government schools in Delhi reopened on January 18, many private schools said they would either reopen later this week or next month following completion of the virtual pre-board examinations.(Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 06:28 PM IST

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