Schools reopened in Lanka
| Education Jagat - 16 Aug 2020

Sri Lanka  fully reopened schools after keeping them closed for over four months due to the lockdown imposed in the country to contain the spread of the Coronavirus.
 All schools in the island nation were shut mid-March when Lanka detected its first COVID-19 infection. Schools were re-opened for selected grades in July but were closed again after few days following the threat of a fresh outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus.
 “All schools are reopened today with respective grades starting classes on a staggered basis,” Education Secretary NHM Chithrananda said.
 Schools with less than 200 students will operate as it used to before the pandemic lockdown in March.
 They will conduct classes as usual, while maintaining the 1-meter social distancing norm.

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