Udayavni Special

Be sure to wear mask, clean hands, and maintain physical distance: Sudhakar to college students

Team Udayavani, Nov 18, 2020, 8:32 AM IST

Bengaluru: Several colleges in Karnataka reopened on Tuesday with COVID-19 protocols in place, after remaining shut for eight months due to the pandemic but the attendance was thin.

The state government had ordered reopening of colleges and resumption of offline or regular classes from November 17, stipulating conditions including production of a negative RT-PCR test report.

Deputy Chief Minister Dr C N Ashwath Narayan, who holds the higher education portfolio, had told reporters earlier that regular classes were necessary as the online classes would not suffice and students would miss out many lessons in the absence of good internet connectivity, lack of proper gadgets and the requirement for practical classes.

However, there was thin attendance in colleges, sources said.

The government had said a negative RT-PCR test report confirming no coronavirus infection was mandatory for the teachers, administration, staff and students.

Students will also have to submit a no-objection certificate by their parents, permitting their wards to attend regular classes.

Sanitisation of the classrooms, hand sanitiser, face masks and social distancing will be mandatory for the teachers and the students.

The St Joseph College, Maharani College and RV College, were among those in Bengaluru which resumed regular classes, saw thin attendance, according to sources.

Many colleges did not open as they were waiting to complete certain procedures like sanitising classrooms and obtaining the RT-PCR test report of teachers and students.

In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, Karnataka Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar appealed to the college administration and students to adhere to precautionary measures.

“Be sure to wear mask, clean hands, and maintain physical distance. No need to panic but be cautious. All the best, Sudhakar tweeted.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

ADB approves $190 mn loan to upgrade Bengaluru’s power distribution system

India beat Australia by 11 runs in first T20 International

SC sends notice to K’taka govt over Ragini’s bail plea in drugs case

K’taka: Expert panel recommends banning New Year public celebrations

COVID-19 vaccination drive after scientists’ nod: PM Modi

Indian Navy an outstanding force: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Navy Day

1,525 kg of explosives, 6,000 detonators seized in Meghalaya, 6 arrested

Related Articles More

K’taka COVID-19 update: 1247 new cases, 877 discharges, 13 dead on Dec 3

ADB approves $190 mn loan to upgrade Bengaluru’s power distribution system

COVID-19 vaccine should be kept affordable, free of cost for economically vulnerable: Deve Gowda

Belagavi: Soldier martyred in Srinagar encounter

Mangaluru: Youth hit by car while crossing road in critical condition


M’luru boat tragedy: Search operation still on for Ansar’s body

Deer falls into well, rescued

Without sulking from his illness, this young man changed his life through agriculture

State government must immediately bring in anti-cow slaughter law: Sri Vishwa Prasanna Tirtha Swamiji

Hamsa Chaitanya Desi Outlet | Desi Products Store Udupi | Documentary by Udayavani

Latest Additions

Chargesheet Filed Against Arnab Goswami, Two Others in 2018 Abetment to Suicide Case

Govt Procures 330 Lakh Tonnes of Kharif Paddy So Far at MSP for Over Rs 62,278 Crore

India Economy Likely to Contract by 10% in FY21, Says Former Planning Commission Member Abhijit Sen

K’taka COVID-19 update: 1247 new cases, 877 discharges, 13 dead on Dec 3

Vijay Mallya’s Property in France Worth Rs 14 Crore Seized under PMLA: ED

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.