When the state government announced the reopening of schools from November 16, public schools, government-funded schools and private schools in Rameswaram held meetings with parents and teachers on Monday.
Schools will reopen for students in classes 9-12 after seven months of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
At a meeting at St Anne’s Enrollment Upper Secondary School in Akkalmadam, safety precautions, among other measures to be followed, were discussed to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus on school premises.
“We have sought the opinion of parents to open schools in the current context according to government guidelines. Schools should be a place for lessons and not for illness. Children’s safety is paramount. The next steps would depend on the outcome of the first days of reopening the schools, ”Sister Prakasi, the school’s director, told ANI.
Tamil Nadu has 18,894 active COVID-19 cases, 7,13,584 recoveries and 11,344 deaths, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Monday.