Former CM and Leader of the Opposition in the Karnataka Assembly Siddaramaiah on Thursday said it was not appropriate to reopen schools for two more months, given the rate at which Covid-19 is spreading in the state.
He advised the CM as well as Primary and Secondary Education Minister Suresh Kumar not to take any hasty decision in this regard.
Siddaramaiah tweeted: “As the corona infection is spreading in the state beyond limits, it is not appropriate to open schools for at least two more months. Chief Minister and Suresh Kumar should not make any hasty decision.”
ಬ್ರಿಟನ್, ಫ್ರಾನ್ಸ್, ಇಟಲಿ ಸೇರಿದಂತೆ ಬೇರೆ ದೇಶಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಶಾಲೆಗಳನ್ನು ಪುನರಾರಂಭಿಸಿದ ನಂತರ ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿಗಳಿಗೆ ಕೊರೊನಾ ಸೋಂಕು ತಗಲಿರುವುದು ವರದಿಯಾಗುತ್ತಿವೆ.— Siddaramaiah (@siddaramaiah) June 4, 2020
ಎರಡು ತಿಂಗಳ ನಂತರ ಪರಿಸ್ಥಿತಿಯನ್ನು ಅಧ್ಯಯನ ಮಾಡಿ ಶಾಲೆಗಳ ಪುನರಾರಂಭದ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಯೋಚನೆ ಮಾಡುವುದು ಸೂಕ್ತ.@CMofKarnataka
Referring to Suresh Kumar’s proposal to reopen schools in July, he said the Chief Minister should take note of the concerns of parents.
He also tweeted: “There are reports about students getting infected after reopening of schools in Britain, France and Italy. It is appropriate to think about reopening schools on analysing the situation after two months.”
Emid worries and concerns eExpressed by parents across the state, the Education Minister on Wednesday had assured that the government would not take any hasty decisions regarding reopening of schools.