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Schools in Delhi will resume physical classes from 18 January for students of classes 10 and 12, after being closed for 10 months. The state government decided to reopen schools in the view of the upcoming Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) examinations.

This is the first time that the Delhi government has allowed the opening of schools since 19 March 2020, when educational institutions were shut down to contain the spread of covid-19. Schools had switched to virtual classrooms following the coronavirus outbreak to ensure there is no disruption in the education of children and many continue to do so.

“In order to conduct the activities pertaining to pre-board preparations and practical work, the head of government, aided, and unaided recognised schools may call the students of classes 10 and 12 only to school with effect from January 18, 2021," the directorate of education (DoE) said in a circular.

The pre-board examination of Class 12 will be conducted between 3 March and 15 April and for Class 10 they will be held between 1 April and 15 April, according to the circular.

Allowing 15 students at a time in a classroom, placing handwashing consoles and sanitiser dispensers in corridors, deploying volunteers to ensure social distancing and to conduct temperature checks, and keeping medical facilities on standby for any eventuality are among the various initiatives planned by schools.

The Union education ministry has already announced the dates for the board examinations of classes 10 and 12. CBSE board examinations for 2021 for these classes will be conducted from 4 May to 10 June. The board is yet to release an examination datesheet.

More than 3 lakh students have registered from the Delhi region for the Class 10 CBSE board examination, while over 2.5 lakh candidates have registered for the Class 12 examination.

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