On Friday, The Karnataka government has decided to reopen schools for students from Class 9 to 12 (II PUC) from August 23.
As per the Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai ; After taking stock of the COVID-19 situation in the state, the CM said that the government has decided to impose weekend curfew in districts bordering Kerala and Maharashtra, and that the existing night curfew across the state will begin from 9 PM instead of 10 PM.
As, On Friday The Chief Minister chaired a meeting with health and education experts, Ministers and senior officials of the state government to discuss the COVID-19 situation in the state.
However, The CM said that ;”We have discussed the current COVID situation, also some directions have come at the all-India level about the possible increase or decrease in the positivity rate in the days to come, based on that we have come to certain decisions,”.
He also stated that at the meeting discussions were held with education and health experts regarding opening of schools, also regarding the positions taken by other states in this regard, Mr Bommai said, “We have decided to do it in two stages. In the first stage, Class 9, 10, also 11th and 12th (I and II PUC) classes will start from August 23.”