Final year school college students in Kerala packed their luggage, placed on their considering caps and headed to class on Monday after ten lengthy months of closure as a result of ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Colleges have reopened solely for college students in their final year for the time being. Classes will likely be carried out in two shifts and solely 50 per cent of the overall class power will likely be allowed to attend in order to keep away from overcrowding in widespread areas and to make sure social distancing.
In Kochi college students and employees underwent temperature checks on the entrance of St Teresa’s College.
According to Lizzy Matthew, Principal of St Teresa’s College, the campus has been cleaned and all needed sanitation procedures have been accomplished.
“The campus has been cleaned well and is hygienic. We have arranged an area where students can wash their hands with soap. Although we have put up sanitisers in classrooms, all students have been asked to bring their own sanitisers. Face masks and ID cards are compulsory,” Matthew advised ANI.
“I am excited to see all my friends and to see the campus. COVID-19 conditions are returning back to normal so we don’t have much to fear now,” stated a pupil, who got here to take an examination.
In the final 24 hours, Kerala reported 4,600 new COVID-19 circumstances and 4,668 recoveries, the state well being division knowledgeable on Sunday. There are at present 65,278 energetic circumstances in the state, whereas 7,07,244 sufferers have recovered.