Now, India has been witnessing a drop in fresh Covid-19 cases over the last few weeks. The downward trend in cases is witnessed after May 7, 2021, when the daily record was highest at 4.14 lakh fresh cases every day. Many states have started unlocking, and experts have also warned the country about Covid third wave, which is likely to hit soon. 

Experts have expected that the third wave of Covid-19 would harm the children, parents are concerned about the reopening of schools and other educational institutions. Answering the questions related to the reopening of schools, NITI Aayog’s Dr VK Paul said, “A lot of things need to be considered while deciding on the reopening schools. This is a question that keeps coming up.”

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He further said, “As vaccination coverage widens, teachers get vaccinated, we change habits and implement social distancing in everyday lives... there should come a time when this can happen. But we should also remember that in many countries schools reopened then outbreaks were reported and they had to shut them down again. We don't want to put our children and teachers in that situation unless we have more confidence that the pandemic won't harm us. Discussion on reopening of schools remains a part of the larger discourse but information that seroprevalence remains equal among children will be useful data.”

Earlier this month, Class 12th board exams were also canceled. Statement from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s office read, “The health and safety of our students are of utmost importance and there will be no compromise on this aspect.”

Recently, CBSE revealed the marking system for class 12th students and has asked schools to keep students’ records ready. 

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Many states of the country are preparing to fight against the third wave of Covid-19. Some have ramped up vaccination drives and some are setting up beds and oxygen in the hospitals. 

On Friday, the government said that the studies show that the risk of hospitalization due to Covid-19 may fall by 70 to 80 percent if a person is vaccinated. AIIMS Chief Dr Randeep Guleria said, “The third wave could hit India in the next six to eight weeks.”

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