Date of reopening of degree colleges not decided yet: Karnataka Deputy CM

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Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister CN Ashwath Narayan on Thursday mentioned the federal government has not decided but on the date of reopening of degree colleges within the state. Previously, the Deputy CM had acknowledged {that a} resolution about resuming offline courses in colleges can be taken after the primary dose of the Covid-19 vaccine had been administered to all.

In a press release, Narayan, who holds the upper schooling portfolio mentioned, “The focus is on the vaccination of students who are above 18 years. The dates of opening the degree classes will be decided after consulting with all the stakeholders.”

Read | Getting vaccinated earlier than attending courses not necessary: Karnataka Dy CM

The Dy CM had earlier set a deadline for all of the vice-chancellors to vaccinate all of the degree stage college students, who’re above 18 years of age, by July 7. In June, he had mentioned that vaccination camps can be organized on faculty campuses, with a view to vaccinate college students above the age of 18, lecturers, and different employees. Such camps would assist in resuming offline courses for colleges. However, the Deputy CM had additionally acknowledged that vaccination for college kids would not be necessary to attend offline courses.

Later within the month, he acknowledged that 94,000 college students pursuing increased schooling within the state had been vaccinated on June 28 alone.  He additional mentioned that vaccination protection can be elevated within the coming days.

On Thursday, Karnataka reported 2,530 new Covid-19 instances and 62 deaths. This takes the overall quantity of infections to twenty-eight.64 lakh and the toll to 35,663. The day additionally noticed 3,344 recoveries, bringing the energetic caseload right down to 38,729.

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