Odisha primary schools to resume offline classes from January 3 onwards

The Odisha government Tuesday announced that physical classes would resume for students of classes 1 to 5 from January 3 next. The announcement was made by School and Mass Education minister S R Dash barely a few hours after Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik directed officials to make preparations on war-footing to deal with a possible third wave of COVID-19 following the detection of at least eight cases of Omicron variant in the state. Dash told reporters that as per the directions of the chief minister, physical mode of teaching will be resumed in about 27,000 schools…

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