Leader of Opposition in Karnataka Siddaramaiah on Thursday said it was not appropriate to reopen schools for two more months, given the current rate at which coronavirus infection is spreading. He also advised Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa and Primary and Secondary Education Minister Suresh Kumar not to take any hasty decisions in this regard.
“As 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 decisions,” Siddaramaiah tweeted.
The Karnataka Health Department has issued a fresh set of guidelines related to opening up religious places (across faiths), malls, hotels, restaurants, and other hospitality services which will be opened from June 8 as part of the second phase of unlock post the coronavirus-induced lockdown.
The government has ordered shops, commercial establishments, offices, malls, places of worship, and others to check for quarantine stamp before customers are given entry.
“General public and resident welfare association are advised to report any violation of the quarantine in their neighbourhood to the police at telephone number 100,” a government order issued on Wednesday mentioned.