Primary schools open in Kashmir after a year
SRINAGAR [Maha Media]: Primary schools opened in Kashmir on Monday, a year after being closed due to the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic. The students from Nursery to Class 5th started attending schools though in a staggered manner to maintain social distancing and avoid crowding. The students and teachers wore masks and used hand sanitisers.
“My son was very happy to go to school today. The seesaws and slides suddenly came to life in the schools,” said Mohammad Asif, parent of a class 4 student of north Kashmir. While many parents have decided to send their wards to the schools but there is general anxiety among the parents as well as teachers owing to the pandemic. “My son told me that they were not allowed to eat anything at school. They were not even allowed to talk freely with each other. The teachers would often advise the students to sanitise their hands,” said Nayeema, parent of a class-1 student of Srinagar.