Schools were reopened in Delhi for students in grades 9 and 11 and they attended classes on Friday, around ten months after educational institutions were forced to close due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The government had resumed schools in grades 10 and 12 on January 18 for the board exams. However, the government said the student should only be called to school with the consent of his parents.
Several states have already opened schools with precautionary measures.
Earlier, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain informed on Tuesday that in the fifth Sero survey carried out in the nation’s capital, antibodies to COVID-19 were detected in 56.13% of the population.
Meanwhile, nearly 9,500 healthcare workers received COVID-19 vaccines in Delhi on Thursday during the third week of the vaccination campaign, with an attendance rate of over 51%.
After a slow start since the start of the fiscal year on January 16, the inoculation campaign had accelerated in recent days.
The number targeted for vaccination on Feb. 4 was 18,300, officials said.
Delhi recorded 158 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the total to 6.35,639, while the positivity rate slipped to 0.24%, authorities said.
These new cases result from 67,234 tests carried out the day before.
The positivity rate was 0.24%, according to the latest bulletin released by Delhi’s health department.
The number of infections in the city stood at more than 6.35 lakh and the death toll climbed to 10,871 with seven new deaths, authorities said on Thursday.
The total of active cases Thursday was 1,194, according to the bulletin.