Kerala to reopen schools from November 1
Thiruvananthapuram: The state of Kerala has decided to open schools from November 1, say reports. The decision has been taken at the COVID-19 review meeting held here on Saturday.
The schools, which were closed down indefinitely due to the COVID-19 outbreak, remain shut since 2020.
At the same time, the government didn’t confirm whether schools will be reopened for all classes or not. It is learnt that a decision on the same will be taken later. A set of guidelines related to the school reopening will be released soon.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has hinted at plans to reopen schools while addressing the media last week. The government also held talks with health experts and others over the matter.
It is hinted that primary classes will not be opened. The government is planning to reopen schools for students from Class 9 to Plus Two.
At the same time, Kerala has reported a decline in daily COVID cases for the last few weeks. The government has announced that the health department will vaccinate all above 18 years with the first dose by September 30. So far,82 percent of the adult population has received the first dose in the state.