- Schools can open soon in the country
- ICMR said – starting with primary schools
- ICMR gave advice on decreasing corona cases
The country is now slowly moving towards opening schools. ICMR Said that primary schools can be opened first and then secondary schools should be opened. However, this decision will be taken at the district and state level and will depend on many factors.
ICMR DG Dr. Balram Bhargava said that small children handle the virus easily. They have fewer receptors in their lungs where the virus goes. It has been seen in the sero survey that children between 6 and 9 years old showed almost the same antibodies as adults. Dr. Bhargava said that primary schools were not closed in many countries of Europe. Schools were not closed in any wave of Corona. So our opinion is that primary schools can be opened first.
He said that after this secondary schools can be opened again. But it is important to see that from the teacher to all the support staff is fully vaccinated. However, this decision will be taken at the district and state level. It will depend on many factors. All the people associated with the school will have to make sure to get the vaccine, what is the test positivity rate there and what is the public health situation will also have to be paid attention to.