Karnataka will reopen schools in grades 6 to 8 but with a few exceptions

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Regular classes will resume in Karnataka for grades 6 to 8 from February 33, the state education minister said on Tuesday.

However, in Bengaluru and the bordering regions of Kerala, only students in class 8 will return to school. Students coming from Kerala will also need to produce a Covid-19 certificate stating that they are not infected.

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“Classes for grade 6 to 8 students will start from February 22. For schools in the Bengaluru district and Kerala border areas, only grade 8 classes will be allowed. Students coming from Kerala will be required to produce a certificate Covid negative for taking classes, “Karnataka Education Minister Suryanarayana Suresh Kumar said.

Regular classes for 10 and 12-year-old students began in the state on January 1 after a hiatus of almost seven months.

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Karnataka Covid Situation

The state reported 368 new cases of Covid-19 and 430 landfills on Monday.

According to the Karnataka State Health Department, the total number of Covid-19 cases in the state is 9.45,638.

The total number of dismissals rose to 9.27,580 while active cases stood at 5,772. With two new deaths from Covid-19 on Monday, the toll rose to 12,267.

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The total number of active cases of Covid-19 in India was 1,39,637 on Monday, according to the Union Ministry of Health.

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