The major developments came after Health ministry said that High school students can voluntarily go to schools to take guidance from teachers,schools have started sanitizsing the schools,which they feel that it will increase the housekeeping charges high for them.

So they are planning to introduce Covid fees to curb the extra expenses. D. Shashi Kumar, general secretary, Associated Management of Primary and Secondary Schools in Karnataka, said this would lead to a steep increase in their housekeeping budget. “Even though our costs will increase drastically, we plan to increase the housekeeping fees by just 5% and hope parents understand our plight,” he said. He also said that private schools were in a tough situation as many parents had not paid fees for the 2020–21 academic year, leading to salary and job cuts.