Covid-19: Rajasthan govt mulls asking schools to resume online classes
Jaipur: The Rajasthan government is planning to ask schools to resume online classes, a day after as many as 12 students of a private school tested positive for Covid-19. Education minister BD Kalla took a meeting of the education department officials on Wednesday to discuss the potential implications of imposing restrictions on schools. The decisions made in the meeting will be considered in a cabinet meeting.
Education minister BD Kalla told media persons that Covid-19 infection is again on the rise in Rajasthan. Nearly 20 cases of students getting infected have been reported in Jaipur. In such a situation, the officials have been asked to prepare a report on the matter and present it before the cabinet for discussion. Whether any restrictions should be imposed or not with regard to physical attendance of students will be taken by the chief minister Ashok Gehlot and the home department.
Kalla blamed the central government for the delay in vaccinating children. As many as 12 students of Jayshree Periwal International School tested positive for Covid-19. The school management suspended classes for a week and said that the online classes would be resumed during this period.
Schools open in Jaipur with 100 percent capacity on November 15. A total of 19 children have been found infected in the city so far in November.