Schools for Classes 10, 11, and 12 in Punjab are ready to open from July 26, with Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday announcing further relaxations, including a rise within the number of individuals in indoor gatherings to 150 and outdoors to 300, subject to an upper limit of fifty of the capacity.
Physical presence of the scholars shall be purely at the consent of the oldsters , and therefore the option of virtual classes shall be continued. An undertaking to the present effect shall be submitted to the Deputy Commissioners concerned, he directed.
If things remains in check , the remaining classes shall similarly be allowed to open from 2nd August 2021, the Chief Minister announced, remarking that the Cambridge University has predicted that the cases shall further decline within the coming weeks.
With reference to social gatherings, the Chief Minister said artists/ musicians shall be allowed at such functions/ celebrations altogether areas, with adherence to Covid protocols.
Earlier, the Chief Minister had ordered opening of bars, cinema halls, restaurants, spas, coaching centres, gyms, malls, museums, zoos, etc.
He had also earlier allowed colleges, coaching centres and every one other institutions of upper learning to open with similar compliance.
The Chief Minister, during a virtual review meeting of the Covid situation, said that the month wise whole genome sequencing has shown that quite 90% may be a variant of concern i.e. the first virus has been practically replaced by variants, and therefore the Delta variant remained predominant even within the month of June.
However, there are not any new cases of the Delta Plus variant, he noted.