Kerala government to exempt teachers from COVID-19 duties: Report

Kerala department of education has given directions to district collectors to exempt teachers from Covid-19 duties as their presence for online classes is necessary.

Kerala government to exempt teachers from COVID-19 duties: Report Kerala government to exempt teachers from COVID-19 duties (Representative image)
Anu Parthiban | Sep 6, 2021 - 2:56 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The Kerala government announced that the teachers will be exempted from COVID-19 duties in the state. The Department of Education has given directions to the district collectors in this regard, Mathrubhumi reported.

According to the report, teachers are exempted from Covid duty as their presence for online classes is necessary for day to day functioning of the school.

In May, the Kerala government decided to strengthen the anti-COVID measures by deploying medical students and government officials to tackle the situation on the ground.

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The Supreme Court on September 3 put a stay on the state government’s decision to hold Kerala Class 11 (plus one) exam in offline mode amid rising cases of COVID.

Meanwhile, Kerala education minister V Sivankutty had recently announced that no fee will be charged from plus two students for the academic year 2020-21.

It is to be noted that the state government had conducted plus two examinations despite concerns over the second wave of COVID-19. The exam was conducted adhering to strict health protocol from April 8 to 26, 2021.

Kerala on Sunday reported 26,701 fresh COVID-19 cases and 74 deaths. The test positivity rate (TPR) was found to be 17.17 per cent after testing 1,55,543 samples in the last 24 hours, according to a state government release, PTI reported.

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