The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Thursday issued a detailed Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) as schools in Mumbai are set to resume classes for standard 8 to 12 from October 4, 2021.
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) recently suggested phased reopening of schools with the proper implementation of multi-layered COVID-19 mitigation measures.
The ICMR study observed that school closures in India for more than 500 days have affected over 320 million children as per the UNESCO report.
Another survey has found that students missed out on social interactions, lacked physical activity and had a sense of loosening the bonds of friendship due to prolonged school closures.
Here're the guidelines issued by BMC:
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(With inputs from PTI)
(Edited by : Aditi Gautam)
First Published: IST