The Haryana government has allowed universities and colleges in the state to reopen for students for doubt clearing classes, practical classes in laboratories, practical examinations, and offline exams with strict adherence to requisite social distancing norms and other guidelines. Hostels in universities and colleges are also allowed to open only for those students who are appearing in examinations, as per an order issued by the state government.
Schools will also reopen for classes 9 to 12 from July 16 onwards. However, it would not be mandatory for the students to come to school as online classes will continue.
For students in classes 6, 7, and 8 summer breaks will begin from July 23. For students in classes 1 to 5, the government is yet to take the final call.
The vice-chancellor of the National Law University, Delhi, is allowed to hold Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) on July 23 in the state, the order said.
Open training centres in Haryana established under the aegis of Haryana Skill Development Mission are also allowed to open by staggering of trainees for maintaining social distancing. Coaching institutions, libraries and training institutes, whether government or private, are also allowed to open with strict adherence to requisite social distancing norms and other guidelines of the government, the order stated.
Industrial Training Institutes (ITI) are allowed to open for students for doubt clearing classes and practical classes, it said.
The government has extended the lockdown in the state till July 19, however, allowed a slew of relaxations. The number of daily COVID-19 cases has now come down to under 50 while the Covid fatalities have also registered a sharp fall.