The Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday announced that it would allow reopening of schools for classes 1 to 8 from November 1.
The students will return to schools after a gap of 19 months to schools. The physical classes for classes 9 to 12 have been allowed from September 1.
To decide on further measures to control the pandemic, chief minister M K Stalin on Tuesday held a meeting with all department heads and bureaucrats to take stock of the Covid-19 situation in Tamil Nadu.
"Due to the prolonged closure of schools, the medical experts, parents and educationists said students are stressed and facing huge learning loss. Keeping their views in mind, all schools will be allowed to conduct physical classes for classes 1 to 8 from November 1 by following Covid-19 protocols," chief minister M K Stalin said in an announcement.
The chief minister also ordered the school education department to take precautionary measures.