Faculties to reopen for courses 9 to 12 from Aug 23, weekend curfew in border districts: Karnataka CM

BENGALURU: The Karnataka authorities has determined to reopen faculties for college kids from class 9 to 12 (II PUC) from August 23, chief minister Basavaraj Bommai mentioned on Friday.

After taking inventory of the Covid-19 state of affairs within the state, he mentioned that the federal government has determined to impose weekend curfew in districts bordering Kerala and Maharashtra and that the prevailing night time curfew throughout the state will start from 9 PM as an alternative of 10 PM.


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The chief minister on Friday chaired a gathering with well being and training specialists, Ministers and senior officers of the state authorities to debate the Covid-19 state of affairs within the state.
“We now have mentioned the present Covid state of affairs, additionally some instructions have come on the all-India degree in regards to the doable improve or lower within the positivity fee within the days to come back, primarily based on that we’ve come to sure selections,” Bommai mentioned.

Talking to reporters right here, he mentioned, we’ve determined to impose weekend curfew in districts bordering Kerala and Maharashtra and the night time curfew in drive throughout the state will start from 9 PM itself as an alternative of 10 PM (will probably be from 9 PM to five AM), and police have been requested to implement it strictly.

At present, the night time curfew within the state is from 10 PM to five AM.

Stating that on the assembly detailed discussions had been held with training and well being specialists concerning opening of colleges, additionally concerning the positions taken by different states on this regard, Bommai mentioned, “We now have determined to do it in two levels. Within the first stage, class 9,10, additionally eleventh and twelfth (I and II PUC) courses will begin from August 23.”

There are specific circumstances for opening faculties, as per which courses will probably be held in batches on alternate days and particulars will probably be given within the order, he mentioned.

Specialists are of the opinion {that a} determination must be taken by August-end on beginning main and secondary courses as much as class 8, after bearing in mind the potential of a 3rd wave and the depth of Covid infections, he added.

The chief minister mentioned a brand new Covid-19 process drive consisting of Ministers will probably be constituted in a few days.

Updated: August 7, 2021 — 12:28 PM

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