An Indian health expert says that the decision to reopen schools in the country has to be taken very cautiously.
V.K. Paul, a member of the government’s think-tank: the National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog (commission), gave the warning during a media briefing.
However, the decision to open schools and educational institutions was yet to be taken.
Paul said, “School is a crowd, a medium or large gathering, which gives opportunity for virus to infect.
“So, we should take that risk only when we are rather better protected, virus is suppressed and we are able to sit at a distance.
Paul said that the decision had to be taken cautiously, adding that the COVID-19 virus was suppressed at present due to discipline and restrictions prevalent in many states.
India’s Federal Government had cancelled the classes 10 and 12 board examinations citing uncertain conditions due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The government said that the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) would take steps to compile the results as per “well-defined objective criteria.’’
While the tally rose to 30,028,709, the aggregate death toll reached 390,660.