Guwahati: Health minister of Assam, Himanta Biswa Sarma announced on Monday that the elementary schools in the state will start reopening in a staggered manner from January 1, 2021.
Sarma, while addressing a press conference here, said that the standard operating procedure (SOPs) related to the matter will be released shortly.
The health minister, earlier this month, had directed the state’s education department to allow students of Class VI and above to attend the school, but only after parents’ consent. Schools are operating in an odd-even system to contain the spread of the COVID-19.
However, Assam’s COVID-19 tally has soared to 2,12,617 with 134 new cases in the past 24 hours. The state reported one more casualty due to the virus, pushing the toll to 98, Sarma tweeted.