Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 14
With Covid cases surging in the state, the Kerala government has decided to shift classes till ninth to on-line mode of education.
A decision to this effect was taken in a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. The meeting also decided against imposition of night curfew or a Sunday lockdown.
Though classes till grade nine will shift to on-line mode from January 21 for two weeks, the other classes will continue to be off line.
To maintain strict Covid data management, all the concerned departments have been directed to coordinate to prepare the data.
The state capital district and Ernakulum district has been recording the highest daily cases in the past one week and on Thursday alone the test positivity rate jumped to 20 per cent and there were over 13,000 cases.
Authorities to have been asked to identify if there are clusters or developing clusters of a high number of cases.
It was also advised to see that authorities should reach the educational institutions to give the first dose vaccine to students and complete it at the earliest. IANS
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