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Welcome to India's covid-era classrooms and schools

On 1 September, students in select Indian cities went back to school after nearly 18 months. Here's how their classrooms had been changed by the pandemic

Students arrive at a school in Varanasi which was reopened with certain covid safety measures, Wednesday, September 1, 2021. (PTI Photo)
Students arrive at a school in Varanasi which was reopened with certain covid safety measures, Wednesday, September 1, 2021. (PTI Photo) (PTI)
A teacher takes a class at the Sarvodaya Bal Vidyalaya, Rouse Avenue which reopened after further ease in COVID-19 restrictions, in New Delhi, Wednesday, Sep 1, 2021. Schools in Delhi are being opened in a phased manner. (PTI Photo/Vijay Verma)
A teacher takes a class at the Sarvodaya Bal Vidyalaya, Rouse Avenue which reopened after further ease in COVID-19 restrictions, in New Delhi, Wednesday, Sep 1, 2021. Schools in Delhi are being opened in a phased manner. (PTI Photo/Vijay Verma) (PTI)
Students attend a class at a government school in Hyderabad on September 1, 2021 after the state government relaxed the Covid-19 coronavirus lockdown norms for educational institutions, allowing students to attend physical classes. (Photo by NOAH SEELAM / AFP)
Students attend a class at a government school in Hyderabad on September 1, 2021 after the state government relaxed the Covid-19 coronavirus lockdown norms for educational institutions, allowing students to attend physical classes. (Photo by NOAH SEELAM / AFP) (AFP)
Students attend a class at a government school in Hyderabad on September 1, 2021 after the state government relaxed the Covid-19 coronavirus lockdown norms for educational institutions, allowing students to attend physical classes. (Photo by NOAH SEELAM / AFP)
Students attend a class at a government school in Hyderabad on September 1, 2021 after the state government relaxed the Covid-19 coronavirus lockdown norms for educational institutions, allowing students to attend physical classes. (Photo by NOAH SEELAM / AFP) (AFP)
A teacher checks the body temperature of a student inside a classroom on the first day of partial reopening of schools in Noida, a suburb of New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
A teacher checks the body temperature of a student inside a classroom on the first day of partial reopening of schools in Noida, a suburb of New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri) (AP)
Workers sanitize a classroom ahead of the partial reopening of schools in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021. Many students in India will be able to step inside a classroom for the first time in nearly 18 months from Wednesday, as authorities have given the green light to partially reopen schools despite apprehension from some parents and signs that coronavirus infections are picking up again. Schools and colleges in least six states will reopen in a gradual manner with health measures in place throughout September. In New Delhi, all staff must be vaccinated and class sizes will be capped at 50% with staggered seating and sanitized desks. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
Workers sanitize a classroom ahead of the partial reopening of schools in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021. Many students in India will be able to step inside a classroom for the first time in nearly 18 months from Wednesday, as authorities have given the green light to partially reopen schools despite apprehension from some parents and signs that coronavirus infections are picking up again. Schools and colleges in least six states will reopen in a gradual manner with health measures in place throughout September. In New Delhi, all staff must be vaccinated and class sizes will be capped at 50% with staggered seating and sanitized desks. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri) (AP)
Children attend a class on the first day of partial reopening of schools in Noida, a suburb of New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
Children attend a class on the first day of partial reopening of schools in Noida, a suburb of New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri) (AP)
Students attend a class on the first day of partial reopening of schools in Noida, a suburb of New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021. Many students in India will be able to step inside a classroom for the first time in nearly 18 months from Wednesday, as authorities have given the green light to partially reopen schools despite apprehension from some parents and signs that coronavirus infections are picking up again. Schools and colleges in least six states will reopen in a gradual manner with health measures in place throughout September. In New Delhi, all staff must be vaccinated and class sizes will be capped at 50% with staggered seating and sanitized desks. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
Students attend a class on the first day of partial reopening of schools in Noida, a suburb of New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021. Many students in India will be able to step inside a classroom for the first time in nearly 18 months from Wednesday, as authorities have given the green light to partially reopen schools despite apprehension from some parents and signs that coronavirus infections are picking up again. Schools and colleges in least six states will reopen in a gradual manner with health measures in place throughout September. In New Delhi, all staff must be vaccinated and class sizes will be capped at 50% with staggered seating and sanitized desks. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri) (AP)
School children attend morning assembly inside a classroom on the first day of partial reopening of schools in Noida, a suburb of New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
School children attend morning assembly inside a classroom on the first day of partial reopening of schools in Noida, a suburb of New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri) (AP)

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    01.09.2021 | 12:38 PM IST

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