Barely six days after the diploma and engineering faculties had been reopened within the state, Karnataka Health Minister Dr Okay Sudhakar on Sunday mentioned they may be shut once more if the coronavirus cases go up.
The diploma, engineering and diploma faculties had been reopened on November 17 after eight months of closure resulting from coronavirus-induced lockdown.
Under the circumstances, studies emerged that not less than 130 college students bought contaminated by COVID-19.
“If the cases go up, then, as you have said in your (media) reports, we will have to go for a shutdown once again. There is no alternative,” Sudhakar advised reporters in Dharwad whereas responding to queries concerning the rising coronavirus cases amongst college students.
The Minister’s assertion got here forward of Karnataka authorities’s essential assembly on Monday to determine reopening of faculties.
Sudhakar conceded that the faculties haven’t been reopened but within the state for the concern of coronavirus.
Stating that about 120 to 130 college students had been contaminated with the coronavirus as per media studies, Dr Sudhakar mentioned he would collect data from senior officers.
Explaining the rationale behind reopening the universities, he mentioned youth have immunity.
“I gained’t say that the scholars gained’t contract the illness.
Youth have extra immunity. We have to guard the lives of the scholars in addition to form their tutorial future. Since now we have an enormous accountability, we determined to reopen faculties and faculties in a phased method,” Dr Sudhakar mentioned.
According to officers within the greater schooling division, the choice to reopen faculties had been taken as college students weren’t in a position to grasp the teachings on-line resulting from numerous causes similar to lack of devices, poor connectivity and well being points similar to eye-sight.
Besides, the colleges and the faculty workers had been observing unemployment.