New Delhi: Kerala government on Saturday (September 18, 2021) has decided to reopen schools in the state from November 1. The decision was taken after a high-level meeting chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan over the COIVD-19 situation in the state.
School-based classes for standards 1 to 7 (primary section) and 10 and 12 will begin on November 1 and other classes will begin on November 15, the state government said.
#COVID19 | Kerala to reopen schools from November 1. School-based classes for standards 1 to 7 (primary section) and 10 and 12 will begin on November 1, other classes will begin on November 15. The decision was taken at a Covid-19 review committee meeting.
— ANI (@ANI) September 18, 2021
Along with this even colleges in Kerala have been permitted to reopen from October 4, 2021. The educational institutions will reopen in a phased manner. For schools, the government is planning to reopen for classes 9 to 12 and for colleges the reopening is for Final Semester Undergraduate and Postgraduate, UG, PG students.
All schools, colleges will have to comply with all COVID-19 safety protocols.
Meanwhile, Kerala reported 19,352 fresh COVID-19 cases on Saturday, and 143 deaths, taking the total caseload in the state to 44,88,840 and the death toll to 23,439. The state had reported 23,260 cases on Friday. The number of recoveries outnumbered fresh cases with 27,266 being cured, taking the total number to 42,83,963.