1. Pune Municipal Corporation on Thursday issued fresh orders allowing private and public schools in the city area to reopen from January 4 for classes 9 to 12. 2. The order also prescribed certain guidelines such as thermal scanners and oximeters at schools premises, RT-PCR tests for teachers and non-teaching staff, one student on each bench to maintain social distancing. 3. Schools have also been advised to maintain the cleanliness of school buses repeatedly and taking written permission of parents for sending their kids by educational institutions. 4. For the preparation of school reopening, teachers and non-teaching staff were asked to remain present in the school from December 28.