New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: The cental government on Saturday evening issued the guidelines for Unlock 4.0 and said that schools, colleges and other educational institutions will remain closed across the country in September in wake of the rising coronavirus cases, noting that the new guidelines were formed after consultations with all the states and union territories.

"Afte extensive consultations with all the states and UTs, it has been decided that schools, colleges, educational and coaching institutions will continue to remain closed for students and regular class activity up to 30th September 2020," the MHA guidelines read.

The MHA said that online and distance learning will be permitted. The ministry said that up to 50 per cent of teaching and non-teaching staff will be permitted to come to schools for online classes after September 21. However, this will not be allowed in the containment zones.

Schools, colleges and other educational institutions across the country are closed since Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the nation-wide lockdown to contain the spread of the coronavirus in March this year. 

While most of the remaining services and sectors have been allowed to resume operations in Unlock 4, the fourth phase of graded upliftment of the coronavirus lockdown, schools and colleges will remain closed for another month for the safety of students.

Posted By: Shashikant Sharma