Delhi: The Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) meeting to be held on Friday will discuss the issue of opening up schools as well as economic activities. Now the infection rate in Delhi has come down to less than 5 per cent and there is a strong demand for further easing of covid restrictions. The meeting will decide on opening gym, exhibition, auditorium.

At the same time, sources said that at this meeting the government may propose to open schools for all classes. A senior official said that the decision to open schools for all classes would be discussed and a final decision would be taken only after the opinion of experts. At the last meeting, the government had proposed to open schools but the decision was postponed to the next meeting. Now the issue will come up again with DDMA again on Friday and it is almost certain that a decision on reopening the school will be taken at this meeting.

It remains to be seen at what stage the schools will be opened. Schools will be opened first for seniors (9th to 12th), then for middle (6th to 8th) and then for primary classes (nursery to 5th). At the same time now the schools are also making their own preparations. VSPK International School Rohini Chairman S. No. Gupta says children can now be called to school amid declining cases of covid. He said that the management is also making necessary preparations on his behalf. When the order comes from the government, the schools will be ready for it and it will not take much time to prepare for the opening of the school.

The decision to open the gym will be taken at the DDMA meeting. The DDMA meeting held last Thursday decided to lift the weekend curfew, remove the Odd-Even rule from the markets, start 50 per cent capacity restaurants, bars, cinemas, and attend a maximum of 200 people at the wedding. The DDMA meeting may also decide to lift the night curfew. The trade unions are demanding that the night curfew affect the business. Consideration may also be given to increasing the number of passengers in the metro-bus.

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