The Puducherry AIADMK has opposed Chief Minister N Rangasamy’s announcement that classes from 9 to 12 would resume in schools from July 16. Secretary of the Puducherry East wing of the AIADMK A Anbalagan told reporters here on Wednesday that the COVID pandemic has not gone yet as instances of people affected by the scourge continued in the Union Territory.
Hence, the decision to reopen the schools should be reconsidered, he said. With infrastructure not sufficient in their homes, students would face a threat to their health should schools reopen, the AIADMK secretary said.
The government should have got the recommendation of medical experts on the matter, he said. Till an opinion was available, the government should not reopen the institutions, Anbalagan said.
The Chief Minister had announced recently that classes 9 to 12 would be conducted from July 16 as there was a decline in number of new cases of coronavirus.