However, several private schools in the city and in different places across the state, have decided to reopen schools for these students only after Deepavali, official sources said.
Bommai said he will be personally visiting schools in Bengaluru and surrounding areas along with Primary and Secondary Education Minister B C Nagesh on Monday.
Signed by Additional Chief Secretary, Health and Family Welfare Department, Jawaid Akhtar, TEC has been constituted based on the recommendation of the state Technical Advisory Committee.
Five Karnataka districts around Kerala, Tamil Nadu borders on Centre's radar for rise in COVID cases
Dakshina Kannada, Kodagu, Uttar Kannada, Chamarajanagar and Udupi have been marked as ‘Districts of Concern’ by the Union Health Ministry.
On Covid-prevention measures, he said that the government is strictly screening passengers along interstate borders and letting in only those who have negative RTPCR report.
Concerned over the spread of the virus from the neighbouring Kerala and Maharashtra, the Karnataka government has announced weekend curfew in all districts bordering the two states.
Health and Medical Education Minister Dr K Sudhakar ruled out imposition of a statewide lockdown.
The surge in COVID-19 cases in neighbouring Kerala and Maharashtra is a cause of concern for the state government and officials in border districts have been directed to closely monitor the situation
The state on Friday reported 1,705 new COVID-19 cases and 30 deaths, taking the tally to 28,91,699 and the toll to 36,323.
BBMP chief marshal officer says most violations in low-income areas, marshals carrying out awareness drives
Karnataka unlock: Cinema halls to function at 50% capacity; higher educational institutes to reopen on July 26
Only those teachers and students who have taken at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine can attend offline classes, it was decided.
In a special Covid-19 vaccination drive organised recently, many garment units were successful in getting 70-90 per cent of their on-duty staff vaccinated.
Meanwhile, Covid tests were conducted on 450 persons over the last one week and on Sunday alone, 100 rapid antigen tests were carried out of which six tested positive.
Shopping malls, especially in Bengaluru, have been sending out messages to customers to visit them when they open on Monday.
In a huge relief for businesses, the weekend curfew has been suspended. While night curfew will continue, it will be in effect from 9 PM to 5 AM.