Reopening of schools: Centre likely to issue advisory on it soon
The centre is planning to reopen schools in the states, followed by the vaccination drive for the age 15 to 18 groupAuthor : Samriti Bharadwaj
The Union health ministry of India is likely to soon issue an advisory on the reopening of schools in the states. The schools and colleges remained close for a long period after the arrival of the third wave of Covid-19. Some educational institutes started the online mode for the classes as the board exams are ahead.
But as the vaccination drive in the age group of 15 to 18 has picked up the case and taking in view the affecting capability of the disease, the centre is making plans to issue advisory for the reopening of schools.
Regarding the plans for reopening of schools, Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya has asked the National Expert Group regarding the suggestion that helps in the reopening of the schools. According to the sources, "Covid has affected children of all age groups. However, the mortality rate and severity of the disease in children are negligible. Health experts believe it's high time children return to school.”
Parents of the students are asking the government to open the schools as soon as possible so that the kids can get the proper education because the online mode of education lacks various factors.
The schools and colleges already started notifying the students that only those who are fully vaccinated above 18 are allowed for the offline classes and in the 15 to 18 age group, the student should get their first dose done as soon as possible.
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The states already issued advisories for the government and non-government staff of every institute must be fully vaccinated. The centre will reopen the schools and colleges under a strict protocol and guidelines will be issued for the students and schools.
Union Health Minister Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya on Thursday took his Twitter account and shared the information that 95% of India’s eligible adult population has been administered the first dose of the Covid vaccine while 74% are fully inoculated.