Bengaluru, Jun 4 : Former chief minister and senior Congress leader Siddaramaiah has appealed to the chief minister BS Yediyurappa to tread cautiously before deciding to re-open schools in the state. In a Twitter message, Siddaramaiah, who is also Opposition leader in the Karnataka Assembly, has advised the chief minister not to show any hurry on re-opening of the schools, following the lifting of nation-wide lockdown against the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Stating that even parents are against the opening of the schools at this juncture, he said ‘it would be good if the state government would wait for another two months to open”.
He also recalled that even in some of the European countries, where schools had reopened after a gap and lockdown, there are instances of contracting of the virus among the children. It may be recalled that the state government had sought opinions of the experts, parents and educationists on the re-opening of the schools across the state. Primary and Secondary Education minister Suresh Kumar had said, “Only after eliciting opinion from the public and experts, the government will take a call on reopening of schools across the state." (UNI)