Schools closed, Work From Home in vogue gives people perfect excuse to stay away from the pressures of city life
Holidays for schools and other educational institutions, both private and aided as well as government, have been extended till January 30.
In an interview with TNIE, disease-modelling expert Gautam I Menon said it is possible that 3-5 million Indians may have died of the virus, much higher than the official figure of 4,83,790.
The School and Mass Education (SME) department stated that the decision to reopen schools for primary students was taken in view of the downward trend of Covid-19 in the state.
This is because of the state government’s guidelines which say the differently-abled students need not attend schools initially.
Attendance of students in schools following the state syllabus rose by over 25,000 across the state on the third day after schools reopened on November 1.
Government and aided schools in the district reopened on Monday, adhering to Covid protocol Classes will take place in shifts at 50% strength
According to the ministry's data, only West Bengal and Manipur are yet to reopen schools.
After over a year of remote learning, students returned to their schools
Govt schools record 76% turnout on Monday
While some among the group stayed away citing medical grounds, health experts said such excuses are mostly untenable and are against the spirit of science.
Masked students, thermal scanning, and volunteers guiding staggered entry and exit for children was a common sight at the schools where children, from tiny tots to junior wing students.
The Primary Education Department has released Rs 268.21 lakh to government higher primary and senior secondary schools for creating awareness on Covid-19 protocols.
The focus during the initial days will be on providing learning support for the ongoing digital and online classes and addressing the learning gaps of children
As schools are about to reopen in Kerala, traders selling items such as shoes, bags and uniforms in Ernakulam are hoping for an upward trend in their business.