Chennai: The Kerala government on Saturday decided to reopen schools for classes 1-7, 10 and 12 students from November 1 and other classes from November 15 after a COVID-19 review meeting with the state chief minister and other bureaucrats. has done. With the announcement, the state will also soon Start the system of reopening the school.
According to an ANI report, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has decided to start classes for classes 1-7, class 10 and class 12 from November 1. He has also directed the reopening of schools for upper classes including classes 8, 9 and 11. The Chief Minister has taken this decision based on the suggestion of health experts to start first schools for primary classes from 15th November.
Meanwhile, on the day the Chief Minister took the decision, Kerala reported 19,325 fresh COVID-19 cases and 143 deaths due to the infection. 27,266 people have been cured of the novel coronavirus in the state. With the new numbers, the active COVID-19 cases came down to 1,80,842 on Saturday. As per reports, there were 18, 114 indigenous cases among those who tested positive, while 96 people who came from other states and countries tested positive along with 77 healthcare workers.
Among the districts, Ernakulam recorded the highest number of COVID-19 cases with 2,626 people testing positive for the virus, followed by Thirusur with 2,329 people and Kozhikode with 2,188 positive patients.
Thiruvananthapuram reported 2,050 cases, Palakkad 1,775 cases, Malappuram 1,596 cases and Kollam 1,342 cases. Among the district with the least number of positive new COVID-19 cases, Kasaragod emerged as the least positive district out of 363 cases and the second lowest was Wayanad with 452 cases.