Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala government has decided to shut schools amid the rise in COVID-19 cases. The decision was taken in the COVID-19 review meeting held on Friday morning.
According to reports, schools will close for students up to the 9th standard from January 21. Classes will switch to online for students in standard 1 to 9.
Meanwhile, students from class 10 to Class 12 will have offline classes at schools.
COVID in Kerala
Kerala’s COVID cases are rising with each passing day. The state reporting is witnessing over 10,000 new cases regularly. Kerala on January 13 reported 59 fresh Omicron cases, taking the total number of people infected with the new variant of COVID-19 to 480, the Health Department said.
Of the 59 fresh cases, 12 were from Alappuzha district, 10 from Thrissur, 8 from Pathanamthitta, 7 from Ernakulam, 6 each from Kollam and Malappuram, 5 from Kozhikode, 2 each from Palakkad and Kasaragod and one 1 from Kannur, a department release said. Of these, 42 persons came from low risk countries and 5 from high risk nations, it said and added that 9 out of the 59 were infected through contact.