The Delhi government will take a decision on schools in the national capital soon. The decision will be based on the experience of other states where schools are reopening, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Friday. However, Chief Minister reiterated that the ideal situation for reopening schools would be after vaccination is complete.

"The ideal situation would be to open schools after vaccination. We will see for some days the experiences of other states where schools are opening and then decide. Parents are still worried about their child's safety," he told reporters on the sidelines of an event in Timarpur.

The chief minister had last week said there are no plans to reopen schools till the vaccination drive is completed, citing concerns over a possible third wave of COVID-19.

The states that have reopened schools this month include Gujarat, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar. Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh have announced to reopen the schools in the first week of August.

Under the seventh phase of unlocking Delhi, the Arvind Kejriwal government has allowed academic gatherings and meetings in schools and colleges from Monday (July 12). However, the students will not be able to attend the institutions physically. 

The institutions will only remain open for teachers and professors for conducting online lectures, seminars and administrative work. The auditoriums and assembly halls of schools and colleges can reopen with fifty per cent capacity. 

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