Karnataka government is all set to reopen primary schools in the state, as no untoward incident in connection with Covid-19 infection was reported from across the state.
A final decision will be taken in the Technical Expert Committee meeting chaired by chief minister Basavaraj Bommai, scheduled to be held on Monday. The state government reopened schools from Class 8 to 12 last week.
Since there is no case of spread of Covid in any of the schools, the government is said to be keen on opening primary schools, i.e., classes 1 to 8 in the districts which are registering less than 2 per cent of Covid positivity in consultation with the experts.
Earlier, Karnataka Chief Minister Basaaraj Bommai announced that the decision of reopening the physical classes for primary sections will be taken by the end of August. However, physical classes for 9 to 12 have already commenced in various schools from August 23.
Schools are allowed to accommodate 50 per cent of students at a time as per the guidelines given by the government. As per the reports, Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) held a meeting with Karnataka chief minister Mr Bommai on August 26, and in the meeting.
TAC advised the state government that they should wait for three weeks before reopening the school for primary sections as it will help provide time to study the effects of the ongoing offline school for Classes 9 to 12.