Primary-level schools as well as senior-level schools in Delhi re-opened on Monday after being shut for more than 19 months.
Primary and middle school grades up to class VIII have not been opened for even a single day since schools in Delhi shut as a precaution against Covid-19 on March 12, 2020.
Schools had opened shortly for classes IX to XII, starting January this year, before closing completely on April 9 because of the second wave of the pandemic. They opened again for classes IX to XII on September 1, but there had been no approval for schools to open for younger children.
Cinema halls, theatres, and multiplexes in Delhi, too, will be allowed to reopen with 100 percent seating capacity starting today. The revised guidelines also raised the number of people allowed to attend weddings and last rites from 100 to 200, as Covid-19 cases is now subsiding in the city. Movie theatres and multiplexes were closed in April after the cases saw an exponential rise during the second wave.