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HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal has said schools will reopen after August 2020

Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal said schools will tentatively open in or after August.

Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal said schools will tentatively open in or after August.On Monday, June 8, 2020, the Human Resource Development ministry started consultations with states and other stakeholders on the reopening of schools. Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal stated in an interview that exams will be held in July and tentatively schools will open in or after August.

Sources in the ministry said schools and colleges, which have been shut since March 16 owing to the nationwide lockdown imposed to contain the COVID - 19 outbreak will reopen in August, subject to the situation of the pandemic at that time. The ministry will take a decision based on the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Ministry of Health.

Pokhriyal tweeted, "The suggestions received will be examined and sent to the @MoHFW_INDIA and Ministry of Home Affairs for appropriate actions regarding framing guidelines for education sector during COVID-19 times."

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