Source: The Indian Express
The Karnataka government has decided to resume offline classes for 9 and 10 grades students, and for pre-university college students (equivalent to Classes 11 and 12) from August 23.
The decision was taken in a high-level committee meeting held on Friday by Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai. “We have decided to reopen schools in two phases. In the first phase, (offline) classes for students in grades 9, 10, and in PU will begin from August 23, subject to conditions. Students will be classified into two batches with classes being held on alternate days,” Bommai said after meeting experts, ministers, and officials in Bengaluru.
However, a decision on resuming classes in primary schools has been kept aside for the last week of August. “This is being done to observe the situation taking into account the possibility of a third wave impacting the state,” Bommai explained.
Karnataka has been reporting an uptick in Covid-19 cases since mid-July, with new infections ranging between 1,500 and 2,000 after the effect of the second wave subsided in mid-May. Border districts and capital city Bengaluru has been fuelling the total tally and death toll ever since.