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Geneva-based researchers analysed viral shedding in symptomatic children & found that they have similar viral loads & shedding to adults.
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.
According to a survey by LocalCircles, only 12 per cent parents think social distancing is possible in schools.
UNESCO, UNICEF and World Bank have come up with guidelines for re-opening of schools across the world.
Over two lakh parents across India have opposed the Ministry of Home Affairs’ plan to reopen schools in July.
Online classes work best in secondary level. The younger children need teacher’s guidance and the older ones need labs and project spaces.
The HRD ministry will announce guidelines for schools to follow after discussions with other ministries, and will include a teachers' training module.
As countries weigh reopening economies — along with their schools — new research suggests virus transmission via children could worsen the pandemic.
The most consequential effects of this Covid crisis for children are likely to come from two areas: Health and education.
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.