Agartala: In the wake of rising COVID-19 cases, the Tripura government has decided to suspend offline classes in schools for lower standards.
However, the offline classes for students of standard VIII-XII will be held with 50 per cent attendance.
While speaking to media persons on Saturday, Tripura Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath asserted that the decision was taken considering the health of students.
''We have decided to suspend physical classes for students of pre-primary to Class VII till January 30. 50 Percent attendance has been stipulated for students of classes VIII to XII, ensuring every student gets to attend school once in two days,'' the minister said.
''However, they (Students) will need parental consent to attend classes.'' he added.
Earlier, on January 9, in a bid to contain the rising COVID cases, the Tripura government on Sunday announced that the state will go under 9 pm to 5 am night curfew starting January 10 until January 20.
The state government had also said that cinema halls, sports complexes and stadiums, entertainment parks, bars will operate with 50 per cent capacity.
On the other hand, gyms & swimming pools are to be operated at 1/3 capacity.