Schools and colleges may reopen in West Bengal from Sept 5
KOLKATA [Maha Media]: Schools and colleges may reopen from September 5, observed as the Teachers’ Day, if the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic curve flattens in August, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Tuesday.
The state government will enforce complete lockdown over the weekends till August 31, except for August 1, August 15 and August 22, all of which fall on Saturdays.
“Schools and colleges will remain closed until August 31. If the situation improves in August, we will reopen schools and colleges on September 5. Classes may continue on alternate days for a month and then there will be recess for Durga puja in October. We will take the call in August,” Banerjee told media persons at Nabanna, the state secretariat.