BH CORRESPONDENT, Bengaluru: The Karnataka government has declared indefinite holiday for all schools in Bengaluru until further notice.
Medical Education Minister K. Sudhakar told reporters at a press meet on Monday. The announcement comes in the wake of rising coronavirus cases in the city. A techie in his 40s, who had returned from Austin, had tested positive. On Tuesday morning, 3 more positive cases have been reported.
On Sunday night, the government had declared holiday for nursery classes.
“Today, we already declared holiday for LKG and pre-KG. We are also inclined to announce that from tomorrow, there will be holiday for schools for students till class 5,” the minister said on Sunday night.
Kerala govt cancels all classes till Class 7
Kerala government has also declared holidays amidst the coronavirus outbreak in the state. Schools will be closed for students till Class 7 across the state, official informed on Tuesday.
Further, all public meetings stand cancelled or regulated till the end of March, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Tuesday. This includes exams for children studying under all educational boards, including CBSE, state syllabus and ICSE.
However, examinations for students from Classes 8 to 10 will be held as scheduled. All Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) examinations and Class 11 and Class 12 examinations will go on as scheduled.
“The government, people and all organisations have to work together to combat this,” the CM said.