Amid of Corona Virus out break, the Karnataka Government has declared holidays for all pre-KG, LKG and UKG in Bengaluru urban and in BBMP limits from Monday.
On the request of Health Department, the Education Department issued a late night circular on Sunday. The schools will be shut untill the next orders.
Health and Family Welfare departments commissioner Pankaj Kumar Pandey, in a mail addressed to education department explained why pre-schools needs to be shut down.
“In a Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19) outbreak in Wuhan city of China and reporting of confirmed cases in various countries, THE WHO has declared the outbreak as Public Health emergency of international concern on January 30 2020,” adding, “The neighbouring states of Kerala, Telangana and Tamilnadu have also reported positive cases. In this regard, it is requested to take steps for the closure of pre-KG, LKG and UKG schools in BBMP and Bengaluru urban areas with immediate effect and till for the orders to prevent the transmission of novel coronavirus in the community,” he added.
However around 11.31pm, Primary and Secondary Education minister S Suresh Kumar declared school holidays. His tweet reads: “Further to the advice received from the Health Commissioner, holidays have been declared for KJG/UKG classes in Bengaluru North, South & Rural Districts.”