While the state reported 412 new cases during the last 24 hours taking the total tally to 3,03,867, the Telangana government on Tuesday issued an official statement regarding the schools and colleges.
In the wake of rising concern amongst the parents and teachers’ community amidst the sudden spike of COVID cases, education Minister Sabita Indrareddy held an emergency meeting with the CM at Pragati Bhavan.
Followed by which, the CMO released orders to all the educational institutes in the state i.e, schools, colleges, hostels and gurukuls to shut down the classes from Wednesday. While the institutes are instructed to remain shut until further notice, the state government exempted medical colleges.
The stats from the Medical and Health Department which has been testing students at schools and colleges across the State reportedly came as a shock to the government.
It can be noted that the schools were shut in Telangana in March 2020 when the centre announced the countrywide lockdown due to the pandemic. On February 1, all the schools across the state were reopened for Class 9 and above with several precautionary measures.