New Delhi: The Puducherry Education Department on Sunday announced reopening of schools for higher cases in a phased manner. Students of classes 10 and 12 in Puducherry and Karaikal can come to schools for a doubt clarification from October 5.Also Read - School Reopening News: Schools in Punjab to Reopen For All Classes From Monday, Parents' Consent Mandatory

The session for Class 9 and Class 11 to begin from October 12. Also Read - School Reopening In UP: Normal Classes to Resume Soon in Uttar Pradesh? Read CM Adityanath's Latest Statement

Prior to this, Tripura government announced it will reopen schools for the students of classes 11 and 12 from October 5. He asserted that students having written consent from their guardians will only be permitted inside the school premises. Also Read - Uttarakhand School Reopening: Schools For Class 9-12 to Reopen on Aug 2, Class 6-8 From Aug 16 | Check Guidelines

The government said, schools can call 50 per cent of the teachers taking classes for 10th, 11th and 12th classes at a time in areas outside the Covid-19 containment zones from October 1.

Notably, schools and colleges across the country were shut in March when lockdown to contain the spread of Coronavirus was announced. Many schools have resorted to online mode of teaching.