Schools, colleges to reopen in Telangana from July

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Hyderabad : Telangana government has announced reopening of schools and colleges from July 1 onwards as the state gets completely unlocked after minor coronavirus cases.

"The Cabinet has instructed the Education department to reopen all categories of educational institutions in the state from July 1 with full preparedness, and the students are allowed to attend the classes physically," the government said in a statement.

"With the educational institutions getting reopened, the Cabinet has instructed the Education Department to prepare instructions and guidelines on compulsory attendance of the students, online classes and other related issues and release the same at the earliest," it added.

Since March last year, several schools and colleges have been closed for physical classes and are relying on online classes, which disables financially weak students to get the education due to non-availability of gadgets like tablet, PC and internet.

The Telangana government has ordered "all branches to lift all types of regulations imposed during the lockdown in full extent."

"The state cabinet has decided to lift the lockdown completely. The decision has been taken to lift the lockdown by examining the reports given by medical authorities that the number of corona cases, positivity percentage has decreased significantly, corona have come into full control," the Chief Minister's Office posted on Facebook.

On Friday, Telangana reported 1,400 new coronavirus cases at a positivity rate of 1.14 per cent. 12 people lost their lives to coronavirus in the same duration.

On Saturday, India reported 60,753 new cases and 1,647 deaths in 24 hours.