Rajkot: In complete disregard to lockdown protocols and social distancing orders, a school in Rajkot’s Pardi area reopened on Saturday and asked its students to attend classes. Accoding to news agency ANI, around 100 students attended the school amid the nationwide lockdown. Also Read - US Woman Wears Bikini Made of Masks to Protest Against COVID-19 Restrictions, Slammed Online
The district administration has launched a probe into the matter. Also Read - After 'Modi Aarti', This BJP MLA Wants to Build a 'Modi Temple' With the PM's Idol; Says 'I Worship Him'
“We had clearly instructed the schools to prepare question papers and ask students to take exams at home, in case they were cancelled due to coronavirus. In fact, the authorities were even directed to send report cards home. Despite the order, a case of violation has emerged,” News18 quoted District Development Officer Anil Ranavasiya as saying. Also Read - Recent Lancet Study Puts Hydroxychloroquine's Role in Coronavirus Treatment in Question
Notably, Rajkot is one of the 27 identified hotspots in Gujarat.