Mangaluru: Temporary closure of schools with over five positive Covid cases

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Jan 18: Dakshina Kannada district deputy commissioner Dr K V Rajendra, has said that the officials have been instructed to close down schools in the district with five or more Covid19 positive cases temporarily for a week and start online classes in the meantime.

This instruction was given at a meeting of school administrations and officials held on Monday in the office of the deputy commissioner. The meeting was convened in the light of increasing Covid19 positive cases in the district.

The opinion that if all the schools in the district are closed down under the current circumstances, it will result in problems. Therefore, participants of the meeting expressed the opinion that operation of schools with more number of infections can be temporarily suspended.

After the meeting, the deputy commissioner informed the media that details of Covid19 positive cases would be put together everyday form the officials. He said that another meeting of the school administrations and officials will be held after a week to take stock of the situation and decide on the future course of action.

Rajendra stated that the government has issued order to close schools with more than ten Covid19 cases. He said that in Dakshina Kannada, schools where more than five positive Covid cases are found, will be closed down temporarily and online classes would be conducted. He said that the situation will be reviewed after a week in a similar meeting to be held again.

Deputy director of public instruction, Sudhakar, heads of private school administrations in the district and block education officers were present.





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  • Gegana MD, Mangalore

    Sun, Jan 30 2022

    Hi sir and everyone, In my college puc most of the students took the vaccination (15-18years) . After taking the vaccination most of the student are absent because of COVID . Most of them TESTED COVID POSITIVE. Because the class rooms are small and we can't maintain social distance while seated. While we have to have food we have to remove the mask. And if a person has COVID then it spreads to the entire class and then family also the neighborhood. It is safe to conduct online classes and we can get the situation to normal. Otherwise we all have to suffer. Taking precautions now is better than later

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  • Fathima, Mangalore

    Thu, Jan 20 2022

    Is he waiting when the kids will get infected ? For us our kids health is most top priority important so I would request the DC sir to temporarily conduct for al the kids online classes .Has parents it's our responsibility to support our kids during online when we r co operating why the schools have problem even now 1 st std kids go to school and every kids mask will be below the nose and most of the kids are sick these days ....

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  • Dr Rahul A G, Dongerkery

    Wed, Jan 19 2022

    Respected DC Sir, I draw your kind attention to the fact that the Omicron is exponentially contagious variant of the COVID strain and is likely to be fatal for those who have not undergone vaccination. Thus the primary & middle school children form the most vulnerable cohort. I earnestly appeal and repose my faith in your abilities and wisdom to protect our children from all impending calamity, if any with your balanced and expeditious decision. Every life is Gods Blessing and invaluable God Bless Us All

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  • Bans, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 19 2022

    To all the parents who say they should shut down schools. This corona situation is permanent, the virus is going to mutate forever. We can't shut down schools and keep our kids inside forever. We should learn to live with the virus. And online classes don't work. They need to be at school. With online classes the kids barely learn. And apart from that with online classes, they are running a heavily abridged version of the curriculum, the damage of which will show in their higher class grades. The DC and school administrations shouldn't shut the schools down.

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  • Mr Avinash Kumar, Hill Top Srinivas Boys Hostel

    Tue, Jan 18 2022

    Lot of students are affected in college and hostel also. They are not providing any type of facility. Even they don't care about there students. There is no any rules to get precautions from covid.

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  • Kandathpalli, Bangalore

    Tue, Jan 18 2022

    I don't understand dc talking like this This things doesn't look good for educated person and holding such a big position Dear dc don't talk like bjp people Be indian and talk like indian Closing school not the solution Children sitting at home education quality will be come very poor Please understand dear dc

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  • Dr Premalatha Shetty, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 18 2022

    What about colleges??? Students in colleges, are they not human beings??? Whole day they are made to sit in a crowed room. We have no option but to send kids to classess and expose them to unsafe , crowed environment knowingly the serious hazards of risking them during this Pandemic. Its not the question of just getting cold or fever, no one knows the long term health complications of this deadly virus including vascular and neurological complications. We are risking our kids for the sake of education. Parents are forced to send students to colleges as teachers are conducting exams regularly without having any concerns about psychological status of students during this difficult times. Importance is given to finishing the portion, conducting the exams at the cost of life. It's high time administration should understand the the value of health and human life and take right decision .

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 18 2022

    Our administration think that virus spread according to school, college wise. We can't question our DC .

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  • Cherryl, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 18 2022

    Basically no schools wil close😂

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  • Jnanesh Shet, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 18 2022


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  • Agnes, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 18 2022

    DC sir this is a shocking decision by an educated person like you. You need see both sides of the coin. You met the education lobby and took a silly decision. You should have involved the parents as well as to know the ground reality. In reality no testing is done in schools specially private. So how is it possible to decide 5 percent infections. Which department is checking this. Schools will never report any cases. If schools are closed then they have a problem to collect fees. It is not the children who have a problem. The reality is that a lot of children in schools are sick and they are asked to stay home and these children return back spreading infection to others. Most children are asymptomatic but silently spreading COVID in their classes and homes. So your logic of 5 percent is senseless.The wisest thing to do now is to close schools temporarily till the COVID peak is over. Pls don't take one-sided decisions. We parents are in a better position to bring out the reality.

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  • Munita Rao, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 18 2022

    Wow!! U need an award sir!! To put the tiny tots life at stake. The primary kids do not know to adhere by the covid norms they r too small to understand. Teachers nor kids wear a mask in school . Do u go to schools and see what’s happening ? None of the parents are reporting . No testing is done . And what to expect to wait for 5 percent positivity rate. Does this make any sense ? Every other place the schools r shut. Schools r the highest risk wer the virus can spread . Kids sit next to each other. I hope you know wats really happening in schools

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  • Shruthi, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 18 2022

    Why is this man waiting for children to get infected and then take decision? When most of the states have closed schools and switched on to online classes for the safety of the children why is this man putting our children health at stake? Govt has imposed night curfew and weekend curfew to safeguard adults health eventhough they are vaccinated.Then why are the unvaccinated kids health put to risk? This man is sayin if 5% positive cases in a particular school then that school can close so this means these Ministers are only waiting for the children to get infected so that when v admit our kids to the hospital they get money by giving us a long bill

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  • Shruthi, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 18 2022

    It is only a matter of hardly 2 or 3 months for the academic year to close then why are our kids health and safety put at stake by these so called people's decision? Why can't we jus switch on to online mode for our children safety? When most of the states have shut down schools for the safety of the children why in our state they want children to get infected and then decide about closing schools? What are these people tryin to prove? I feel all.parents should think seriously about this matter and protest for closing schools.only parents are responsible for the kids health.If something worth happen to our children these Ministers won't take up any responsibility

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  • Alan, Kankkanady

    Tue, Jan 18 2022

    Please close the coleges becouase we have covid health issues fever and tayenes. So tgat we are not able to go coleges. We will have attendence problms. So take a good decition about colege closing thankyou.

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  • Deepak, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 18 2022

    Some schools pressyring parents to pay the fees. Even after parent request for some time to pay the fee. As you all know that eaving after school lot of auto, taxi come to pick children. Who will control this. School management never bothered about vehicles and parking at their school. They bother only for the fee.

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  • AJ, Mangaluru

    Tue, Jan 18 2022

    Sir, if testing is not done how come we know the percentage. Nowadays most of the public don't do the COVID test. They go to doctor or pharmacy or they do home remedy. It is better to shut all primary schools. Or have to put restrictions in mass travel. We can see how rickshaw van drivers take school kids with maximummnmmm load. It is not practical to calculate in positivity rate. Carelessness may pay heavy price.

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  • Ajay Rebello, Kallianpur

    Tue, Jan 18 2022

    It is called a safe bet.

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  • Rohith Shetty, Mangaluru

    Tue, Jan 18 2022

    Schools are rarely reporting any positive cases, whether for teachers or students. Teachers and students are being quietly told to stay at home if they are not well/ have any Covid symptoms. Instead of asking schools to report positive cases, District Administration should ask schools to give data of how many teachers and student are absent due to sickness and then carry out their own sampling for Covid.

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  • KUMAR, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 18 2022

    School students in batches are tested periodically. You are not aware probably.

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  • Navaneeth, Manipal

    Tue, Jan 18 2022

    The periodical testing is a joke. Student who turn out positive are sent home for 10 day quarantine, while the rest of the class who sat with that student have to attend the class. Have you checked the students infected follow quarantine rules? Their parents won't follow any guidelines. They travel everywhere from markets, functions and malls spreading. Learn from the spread, main cause of spread are kindergarten school kids in Europe and America. Message to people who think schools should not close, please many of us will not send small kids at school, just because you are too busy to take care of them. About education don't worry we shall put extra efforts when it is normal.

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  • Praveen Vaidya, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 18 2022

    Well Said,@rohit shetty. I think all schools should conduct online classes atleast til the time where the cases are under control.

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  • AJ, Mangaluru

    Tue, Jan 18 2022

    Goverment is bowing to private school mafia... They worry about only fees collection.

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