October 6, 2022

The Karnataka authorities has determined to renew offline lessons for college kids of 9 and 10 grades, and for pre-university school college students (equal to Courses 11 and 12) from August 23.

The choice was taken in a high-level committee assembly held on Friday by Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai. “We’ve got determined to reopen colleges in two phases. Within the first section, (offline) lessons for college kids in grades 9, 10, and in PU will start from August 23, topic to situations. College students shall be categorized into two batches with lessons being held on alternate days,” Bommai mentioned after assembly specialists, ministers, and officers in Bengaluru.

Nevertheless, a choice on resuming lessons in major colleges has been saved apart for the final week of August. “That is being performed to look at the scenario taking into consideration the opportunity of a 3rd wave impacting the state,” Bommai defined.

Additional, taking into consideration the opportunity of the virus spreading into the state from neighbouring Kerala and Maharashtra, all Karnataka districts bordering these states can even have a weekend curfew, the CM introduced. He added {that a} detailed order mentioning the rules shall be issued quickly.

On the identical time, the state authorities has additionally determined to increase the night time curfew, noticed each day throughout all 30 districts, by an hour. “Night time curfew will now be imposed from 9 pm until 5 am each day. At current, the identical was once in place solely from 10 pm,” Bommai mentioned.

The assembly convened within the Karnataka capital was attended by the third wave skilled committee — led by heart specialist Dr Devi Shetty — constituted by B S Yediyurappa, the earlier CM. High members from the state’s Covid-19 Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) together with Dr C N Manjunath and Chief Secretary P Ravi Kumar had been additionally current on the assembly amongst different officers and ministers.

Karnataka has been reporting an uptick in Covid-19 instances since mid-July, with new infections ranging between 1,500 and a couple of,000 after the impact of the second wave subsided in mid-Might. Border districts and capital metropolis Bengaluru has been fuelling the whole tally and loss of life toll ever since.

The energetic caseload within the state, as of Thursday (Aug 5) was 24,414, with most of them in Bengaluru City (8,560), Dakshina Kannada (32,213), Hassan (1,869), Udupi (1,555), and Mysuru (1,396).

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