Mumbai: The Odisha government has not decided to reopen the schools for the rest of the year in the state.
According to official information, all schools in Odisha will remain closed till December 31, 2020, due to the COVID-19 epidemic.
A possible second wave of the COVID19 pandemic could be widely attacked in the country in mid-December, in a notification that the Department of School and Mass Education (S&ME) said: “The state government has directed that all schools remain closed till 31 December 2020. “
However, examination, evaluation, and administrative activities will be allowed in the school and online and distance learning will continue in the schools. Teaching or non-teaching staff can be called in schools for online learning and tele-counseling can be done outside the contribution area.
Meanwhile, Odisha’s COVID 19 tally on Friday rose to 2,98,768, with 1,494 more people testing positive for the infection, while 15 fresh fatalities pushed the toll to 1,393, a senior health department official said.
Of the 1,494 cases, 867 were reported from quarantine centres, and the rest detected during contact tracing.