Reopening of schools in Odisha: Dept to take decision


Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government authorised the school and mass education department to take a decision on reopening of schools for classes for 9th and 12th standard in consultation with stakeholders in its fresh guidelines issued on Monday.

In an order, the Special Relief Commissioner also said that he higher education department is authorized to take appropriate decision with regard to the date of reopening colleges/higher education institutions in consultation with stakeholders by following the guidelines/SOP.

All academic/technical/skill development institutions (except medical colleges) to remain closed till December 31 or till such date as decided by the department concerned: SRC

International air travel of passengers, except as permitted by MHA, will continue to remain suspended till December 31, the order said.

Large social, political, sports, entertainment, academic, cultural, religious functions & other congregations will remain prohibited.

District magistrate and municipal commissioners may permit public worship in religious places.

Cinema halls and swimming pools shall continue to remain closed.