Govt clarifies reports on not reopening schools until December


GUWAHATI: After several reports of schools being closed till December started doing rounds, the government agency clarified that the “Center government has not made any such decision” yet. The schools have been closed in the country since mid-March due to COVID-19 outbreak.

“A news agency has reported that the Central Government has decided to not re-open schools until December. #PIBFactCheck: Government has not made any such decision,” PIB Fact Check clarified on Twitter.

Several state governments including Assam have been considering to reopen schools from September. The  Assam government has been seeking suggestions from stakeholders to reopen the schools from September 1.

“We are receiving the suggestions from the people. We will analyse the suggestions on August 25. We will also look the recommendations of the ministry of home affairs to take the decision,” said Assam health, finance and education minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday.