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Coronavirus: Indefinite holiday declared at Bengaluru primary schools

On Sunday night, the government had declared holiday for nursery classes.

The Karnataka government has declared indefinite holiday for all schools in Bengaluru Rural and Bengaluru Urban until further notice. This was announced by Medical Education Minister Sudhakar at a press meet on Monday. The announcement comes in the wake of Bengaluru’s first coronavirus case. A techie in his 40s, who had returned from Austin, Texas in the US, has tested positive.

On Sunday night, the government had declared holiday for nursery classes. The indefinite shutdown came in light of positive cases being detected in nearby states. The decision was taken on the advice of Karnataka Health Commissioner Pankaj Kumar Pandey. “Today, we already declared holiday for LKG and pre-KG. We are also inclined to announce that from tomorrow, there will be holiday for schools for students till class 5,” the minister said.

“Further to the advice received from the health commissioner, holidays have been declared for LKG/UKG classes in Bengaluru North, South & Rural Districts,” tweeted minister for primary and secondary school education S Suresh Kumar.