Karnataka schools to re-open for classes 9-12, weekend curfew in border districts

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By: Debalina Ghosh

Last Update: 2021-08-06 17:26:58 IST

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The Karnataka Government on Friday decided to reopen schools for students of classes 9-12 from 23rd August. The announcement has been made by the Chief Minister of Karnataka Mr. Basavaraj Bommai.

Karnataka schools to re-open for classes 9-12, weekend curfew in border districts

The Karnataka Government on Friday decided to reopen schools for students of classes 9-12 from 23rd August. The announcement has been made by the Chief Minister of Karnataka Mr. Basavaraj Bommai. He also mentioned that there are some conditions to reopen schools. The conditions like the classes will be held in batches on alternate days and further details to be given soon.

After taking a look at the coronavirus situation in Karnataka, CM Bommai said the education and health experts have discussed the reopening of schools. They will also take into consideration the positions taken by other states in this regard. The CM said, “We have decided to do it in two stages. In the first stage class 9-12 (I and II PUC) classes will start from August 23.”

The CM further added, “Experts are of the opinion that a decision should be taken by August-end on starting primary and secondary classes up to class 8, after taking into account the possibility of a third wave and the intensity of Covid infections.”

CM Bommai said that the state government has decided to impose a weekend curfew in districts bordering Kerala and Maharashtra. The existing night curfew across the state will begin from 9pm instead of 10pm. At present the night curfew in the state is from 10pm to 5am.

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