All educational institutions in Telangana are said to be temporarily closed and will offer online classes to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus after an outbreak of new cases in recent days, including in some schools, the government of the condition.
State Education Minister Sabitha Indra Reddy made a statement to the state assembly, saying that the closure order will apply to all public and private educational institutions, hostels and gurukul establishments, with the exception of medical schools. Online courses should continue for students, she said. The minister said parents have expressed concern about the increase in COVID-19 cases and have called for the temporary closure of educational institutions that reopened on February 1 after a ten-month hiatus. She said that after an increase in daily COVID-19 cases, the governments of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Chattisgarh have already announced the closure of educational establishments in their respective states.
COVID-19 cases have increased again in the country. Some educational institutions in our state have also reported cases of coronavirus. The state government believes that the possibility of a COVID-19 explosion is a concern given the massive concentration of students in this country, there are educational institutions for teaching and non-teaching activities, ”she stated. After a review, the state government made the precautionary decision to temporarily close all educational institutions starting March 24, Reddy said. She urged people to work with the government to control the spread of the coronavirus and wear masks responsibly, wash their hands regularly, and maintain a physical distance at all times. Several students in some schools and dormitories alongside residential schools in different parts of the state have tested positive for the infection in the past 14 days.