Bengaluru: The Karnataka Primary and Secondary Education Department has announced that it will not allow high school students to visit schools to get doubts clarified till October 15.

The state government mentioned that the increase in COVID-19 cases in the state has led to the decision on Wednesday.

Two weeks ago, the Karnataka government had announced that it would allow students who have doubts to seek clarifications in their respective subjects, but regular classes will not be held.

The Central government had allowed high school students to attend schools to clarify doubts from September 21, under the Unlock: 4.0 guidelines.

The Central government stated that the children had to present consent forms signed by parents if they wished to attend school.

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Earlier this week there were speculations that schools in Karnataka would reopen soon, leading to panic among many parents.

However, Minister of State for Primary and Secondary Education Suresh Kumar clarified that the schools would not open anytime soon.

The minister added that the Karnataka government would hear the views of several people including politicians, academics, and health experts before taking any final decision on this matter.