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The Odisha government announced on Friday that physical classes for the students of Classes 8 and 11 will resume from October 21 following strict Covid19 SOP.

According to media reports, physical classes for the students of Classes 9 and 12 have already begun in Odisha.

A report quoted Odisha school and mass education minister SR Dash as saying: “The Covid-19 situation has been improving in the state. We will resume classroom teaching for students of classes 8 and 11 from October 21.”

“A notification will be issued soon,” Dash said.

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The Odisha school education minister said no decision has been taken for the reopening of schools for the students of Classes 1-7.

The schools in the state have remained closed from October 9 on the occasion of Durga Puja and Kumar Purnima and will reopen on October 21.

Many of the state governments have announced the re-opening of schools, which remained closed due to Covid19.

Keeping in view of the improvement of Covid19 situation, the Assam government ordered to resume physical classes for Classes 1-8 and Class 11 from October 19.

The physical classes of Class 9, all degree and postgraduate classes, all classes in technical institutions/universities, BEd colleges, both government and private, in Assam resumed from October 1.

The classes will be held by following strict Covid19 guidelines and protocols.

The Assam government has issued a separate Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for resuming the offline classes.

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