Jaipur: The Rajasthan home department has issued new Covid-19 guidelines for schools. The government has asked the schools to hold online classes for the students of Class 1 to Class 12 mandatorily. The schools have been prohibited from forcing children to attend classes in person. The new guidelines also apply to universities, colleges, and all coaching institutes.
The government has also banned prayers meetings and canteens. The students from outside the state will need to undergo an RT-PCR test. The educational institute that reports a case will remain closed for at least 10 days.
The schools have been asked to sanitize their premises and classrooms on a daily basis. It will be mandatory for auto and cab drivers to get both vaccine jabs at least 14 days in advance. The district collectors will be empowered to take any action or ban any activities in schools in their respective jurisdiction.
It will be mandatory for all the students to have permission in writing to attend schools in person.
On Friday, nine new Covid-19 cases were reported in Jaipur. Of them, three were students. As many as 20 school children have tested positive over the past 3 days. Of these, at least 14 children are from one school.