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Children as likely to spread Covid as adults, says new study, adding to confusion

Geneva-based researchers analysed viral shedding in symptomatic children & found that they have similar viral loads & shedding to adults.
Representational Image | Students wearing masks in a classroom | Photo: Abhishek Saha/ANI

Schools unlikely to open until late August, govt hopes situation ‘will be favourable’ by then

An HRD Ministry official confirmed that while guidelines were being prepared, schools will possibly only open in late August, after the Class 10 and 12 results. 
Kozhikode: Students outside a school after giving a Board examination, May 27, 2020 | PTI

Over 70% parents want schools to reopen only after 21 days of zero Covid cases: Survey

According to a survey by LocalCircles, only 12 per cent parents think social distancing is possible in schools.
Classroom in India

Schools re-opening during crisis not a return to normal, we must do things differently: UN

UNESCO, UNICEF and World Bank have come up with guidelines for re-opening of schools across the world.

Can schools & students be trusted with Covid norms or should classes begin as curve flattens?

Over two lakh parents across India have opposed the Ministry of Home Affairs’ plan to reopen schools in July.
Kozhikode: Students outside a school after giving a Board examination, May 27, 2020 | PTI

When should Indian schools physically reopen? The best answer is: not yet

Online classes work best in secondary level. The younger children need teacher’s guidance and the older ones need labs and project spaces.
Representational Image | Students wearing masks in a classroom | Photo: Abhishek Saha/ANI

Schools from green, orange zones likely to reopen first, students of classes 8-12 to attend

The HRD ministry will announce guidelines for schools to follow after discussions with other ministries, and will include a teachers' training module.
Representational Image | Students wearing masks in a classroom | Photo: Abhishek Saha/ANI

Cases of children with Covid far fewer, but significantly threaten world’s ability to reopen

As countries weigh reopening economies — along with their schools — new research suggests virus transmission via children could worsen the pandemic.
Children studying

Why children may be the silent victims of coronavirus

The most consequential effects of this Covid crisis for children are likely to come from two areas: Health and education.

Closing schools a way to fight Covid-19 spread, but some countries differ with the idea

Over 160 nations, with almost 90% of the world’s student population, have shut schools, bringing to a halt the education system across the globe.

On Camera

20 days since soldiers’ death in Galwan, ‘patriot’ Ajay Devgn decides it’s movie material

India’s stand against Chinese aggression is at best foggy, with military talks still underway. But actor-producer Ajay Devgn couldn't wait lest Akshay Kumar claimed the subject.
Martin Wolf, chief economics commentator, Financial Times

India can’t replace China at manufacturing, not without paying more: Economics commentator Martin Wolf

In conversation with ThePrint's Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta, Chief Economics Commentator at The Financial Times, Martin Wolf discussed India's fiscal deficit, banking sector and its potential in the global market.

Defence

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets soldiers who were injured in Galwan Valley clash, during his visit to Ladakh, in Leh on 3 July 2020 | ANI

Army slams ‘malicious’ claims on Leh hospital visited by PM, says troops get best treatment

Army said troops injured at Galwan are being treated in a repurposed hall that is part of the hospital complex as some wards have been made isolation facilities.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.