Telangana Government has allowed all educational institutions including Anganwadi schools to re-open from all covid-19 restrictions. Schools, colleges will re-open from September 1, 2021.
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao made a decision at a high-level meeting. And, ordered ministers and officials of the various departments to clean and disinfect all institutions and shelters by August 30.
While addressing the meeting CM Rao said, “The education system in the state has suffered a lot because of the prevailing situation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In this wake, we have studied the measures and strategies of different states in the country to reopen educational institutions. We have discussed with the medical and the Health Department, who gave reports regarding the much-controlled situation of Covid-19. The public moment is also coming to normalcy gradually.”
Adding on he said, “Meanwhile, the continuous shutdown of educational institutions is causing peer pressure on students, particularly on school level students. Keeping these reports of medical and Health officials in mind, the state government has decided to reopen all educational institutions from 1st September, with all precautions”.
Telangana registered 354 new COVID19 cases on Monday, bringing the total to 6,55,343. Then, that number rose to 3,861, with 3 more deaths. The state government announced that GHMC had the most cases with 57 cases, followed by Karim Nagar (32) and Nalgonda (25) districts. Detailed information was provided at 5:30 pm on Monday.
Norms to be followed by educational institutions in Telangana
- The Chief Minister ordered the cleaning of the premises and water tanks of all schools and colleges and the disinfection of classrooms.
- If students are found to have symptoms after the reopening of schools. Then, the principal should take them to the nearest Primary Health Center (PHC) for COVID19 testing.
- He said, emphasizing that students take preventive measures against the virus.
- The chief minister urged parents to ensure that their children strictly abide by other COVID19 protocols.