New Delhi: The Delhi government has postponed the reopening of all schools for students up to class 8 till October and will decide on resuming classes for them later. The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has issued a list of activities permitted from intervening night of September 15-16 till intervening night of September 30 to October 1.Also Read - Karnataka School Reopening News: State Plans to Resume Classes From 1 to 5 After Consulting Experts, Says Education Minister BC Nagesh

Schools/institutes for students up to class 8 will remain closed, the DDMA said in its new guidelines. Also Read - Kerala School Reopening: We Are Seriously Considering, Says CM Pinarayi Vijayan

The decision to keep schools closed for classes 1 to 8 was taken at a DDMA meeting with an expert committee today. Also Read - Maharashtra School Reopening News: Varsha Gaikwad Makes Big Announcement, Says Classes Won’t Resume Now

Schools/colleges for students from classes 9th and above will continue to be allowed to with 50 per cent capacity of classroom, it said.

The panel earlier recommended phase-wise reopening of schools in Delhi. As per the panel’s earlier suggestions, schools were asked to reopen classes 6 to 8 from September 8.

For junior and primary classes, schools have been closed since March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Meanwhile, Business to Business (B2B) and Business to Customers (B2C) exhibitions will be allowed.