Source: NDTV Education
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan announced on Tuesday universities and colleges in the state will open for final-year Undergraduate (UG) and Postgraduate (PG) students from October 4. Mr. Vijayan also said that detailed instructions on the opening of educational institutions are being worked out. However, the decision of reopening the schools will be taken later.
According to a PTI report, Kerala General Education minister V Sivankutty had earlier said that the state government will consider reopening the schools in a phased manner. The minister emphasized on the students to get completely vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus and he said that vaccination of students depends on the approval of the central government and experts.
Kerala is currently dealing with a surge in daily Covid- 19 cases and alongside, there are cases of Nipah virus as well in the state. The state reported 25,772 cases on Tuesday, with the test positivity rate dropping to 15.87%.