Unlock 4.0 India: Schools, colleges to reopen from September? Here's what you need to know

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With Unlock 3.0 ending on August 31, it is expected that the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) will soon make a decision on the reopening of schools under Unlock 4.0. Guidelines on the same are likely to be issued by the end of this month.

It's been 5 months since schools and colleges across the country have remained shut due to the novel coronavirus. With Unlock 3.0 ending on August 31, it is expected that the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) will soon make a decision on the reopening of schools under Unlock 4.0. Guidelines on the same are likely to be issued by the end of this month.
 
 
Under Unlock 3.0, MHA had allowed reopening of gymnasiums and yoga institutes and said that the educational institutions will remain shut till August 31.
 
As August is nearing its end, Unlock 4 guidelines are being prepared and a final decision is expected soon. However, there are some reports which say that the educational institutions might reopen in a phased manner to ensure maximum safety and precaution. This means that all the sections of a particular standard will not attend the school on the same day.
 
The educational institutes have been shut since March 3, which has adversely affected students' studies. The government had directed all the schools and colleges to start online classes, but it couldn't prove to be effective due to lack of proper arrangements and uneven availability of smartphones, especially in the rural areas. The parents also have raised an objection to no concession in tuition fee.
 
While the Centre is preparing the Unlock 4 guidelines and will soon take a decision on resumption of schools, the final decision will still remain with the respective state governments.
 
India recorded 61,408 coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, taking its total to 3,110,761. With 846 fatalities reported on Sunday, the country's death toll has surged to 57,715.

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