Kerala will reopen schools for grades 1-7 with Std 10 12 from November 1

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Chennai: The government of Kerala has decided to reopen schools for students in grades 1-7, 10 and 12 from November 1 and other classes on November 15 after a COVID-19 review meeting held on Saturday with the minister in head of state and other bureaucrats. With the announcement, the state will also soon be begin arrangements for the reopening of the school.

According to a report on ANI, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has made the decision to start classes in grades 1-7, 10 and 12 from November 1. He also ordered the reopening of schools for upper sections, including grades 8, 9 and 11. from November 15. The chief minister made the decision based on the suggestion of health experts to start schools for primary sections first.

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Meanwhile, on the same day the chief minister made the decision, Kerala reported 19,325 new cases of COVID-19 and 143 deaths from the infection. The state has also seen 27,266 people recover from the novel coronavirus. With the new figures, the number of active COVID-19 cases fell to 1,80,842 on Saturday. According to reports, of those who tested positive 18, 114 were indigenous cases while 96 people arriving from other states and countries tested positive along with 77 health workers.

Among the districts, Ernakulam recorded the highest number of COVID-19 cases with 2,626 people testing positive for the virus, followed by Thirussur with 2,329 people and Kozhikode with 2,188 positive patients.

Thiruvananthapuram has reported 2,050 cases, Palakkad has reported 1,775 cases, Malappuram has reported 1,596 cases and Kollam has reported 1,342 cases. In the district with the least positive new COVID-19 cases, Kasaragod became the district with the fewest positive cases out of 363 and the second least was Wayanad with 452 cases.


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