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DSEK postpones resumption of class work for lower primary classes

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Srinagar: The Directorate of School Education Kashmir has decided to postpone the proposed reopening of schools in the Valley for lower primary classes by a week.

The schools resumed class work for classes 9-12 from March 01 while as standard 1st to 8 were scheduled to resume class work from Monday March 08.

However, in view of the emergence of COVID-19 infections among staffers at private schools in Srinagar and Budgam districts, the schools will resume class-work only for classes 6-8 from Monday for now, DSEK officials said.

Class-work for standards KG-5th shall resume from March 15, they added.

An official order has also been issued by the DSEK in this regard.

The officials said the decision had been taken to ensure staggered attendance of students to maintain social-distancing inside the premises to contain the disease spread.

They added that strict directions had been passed to the institutions to follow COVID-19 SOPs in letter and spirit.

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