While the nation is ramping for night curfews and possible lockdown amid the hiking cases, Telangana State government on Tuesday has decided to reopen schools for classes 6 to 8 from February 24. Issuing an order on the same, CM K Chandrashekhar Rao said that parents’ consent is mandatory for physical attendance.
The order also specified that the schools should implement strict COVID-19 guidelines making social distancing and wearing masks as mandatory. The development comes at a time when the state recorded 114 new COVID-19 cases, pushing the total caseload to 2,97,712, while the death toll rose to 1,625 with one more fatality.
Earlier this month, classes resumed in schools in the state for classes 9 and above including colleges reopened in the state. Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, West Bengal, Mizoram, Sikkim and Himachal Pradesh were among the list of states that reopened their schools in this month.