The MHA releasing new regulations said schools, universities, and coaching institutes would stay shut until August 31. The decision was made after a thorough discussion with states and territories. It also indicated that online / distance learning will remain in operation and would even be encouraged.
The guidelines issued by MHA read “Schools, colleges, educational and coaching institutions will remain closed till 31st August 2020. Online/distance learning shall continue to be permitted and shall be encouraged.”
Cinema facilities, swimming pools, amusement parks, theatres, restaurants, auditoriums, assembly halls and the like will also be shut down until 31 August. The approved yoga and gymnasiums will be permitted to operate as of 5 August 2020 for which the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) will provide the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP).
The international air travel will remain on the stand, except as allowed by the MHA.
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