Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday announced that schools in the state would resume from November 1 starting with classes I to VII, X and XII.
Sharing details before media, the Chief Minister said the remaining classes would commence from November 15 and preparations for re-opening of the schools are in full swing. To ensure the protection and safety of children attending the classes, the health and education ministers would be convening a high-level meeting on Thursday, he said. He further said that to allay the concerns of students and parents, arrangements would be made at State and district-levels in consultation with the parents-teachers'' associations and other organisations. Further, a draft plan of action would be prepared and discussed with other departments before it is finalised.
Meanwhile, Kerala on Wednesday reported 19,675 fresh COVID-19 cases and 142 deaths, which took the caseload to 45,59,628 and fatalities to 24,039.