Chandigarh: Haryana Education Minister Kanwar Pal Gurjar on Thursday announced that classes 1st to 3rd will resume from September 20. However, students must obtain written consent from their parents. They will have the option to attend classes offline or online. Also Read – Nagaland Announces ‘Unlock-6’ From September 17; Schools will reopen for classes 5-10 from October 1

As per reports, the decision was taken due to the decline in the number of Covid cases in the state. An order from the education department states that students wishing to attend schools will have to take written permission from their parents. Also read- Haryana village in grip of mysterious fever; More than 8 children died in last 10 days

Earlier, schools for classes 4 and 5 had reopened on September 1 with 26 per cent attendance. Reopened from July 16 for students of classes 9 to 12 and from July 23 for classes 6 to 8. Also Read – Mumbai Local Train Latest Updates: Railways issues 7.4 lakh passes to passengers for traveling in a month

Haryana reported one COVID-19 related death and added 12 new infections on Wednesday, pushing the total case count in the state to 7,70,688, a daily bulletin said. According to the daily bulletin of the health department, the death toll rose to 9,808 after one death was reported from Kaithal district.

Notably, Haryana had not recorded any COVID related death for the past one week. Among the districts, eight cases were reported from Gurugram district. However, no fresh cases were reported from 18 out of the total 22 districts in the state.

The total active cases in the state stood at 105, while the total number of cured people stood at 7,60,545. The bulletin said the recovery rate was 98.68 percent.

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