It was back to school for students studying in grades  5, 11 and 13 in government schools today after close to four months.

The students returned under strict COVID-19 preventive health guidelines as part of the a phased out opening of government schools over the  next three weeks. Teachers and staff members started work last week.

Here are some scenes  on how  students and teachers adapted to school under "reasonably  normal" conditions in the era of COVID-19.

Shoes soles getting sanitized at the gate 
Schools have installed wand washing facilitates at the entrance
One meter apart: Tables have been arranged to maintain social distancing 
Mask & face shields have become the order of the day in class rooms 
Assembly time amidst COVID-19