It was in March 2020, when schools were closed in order to break the chain of transmission of the dangerous Coronavirus. A few schools in some states tried resuming their classes but could not continue as the number of cases was rising.
Witnessing the gradual dip in the number of new cases in the country, Director of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Dr Randeep Guleria has advocated that schools might think about staggering reopening.
Witnessing the gradual dip in the number of new cases in the country, Director of All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Dr Randeep Guleria advocated that schools might think about staggering reopening.
Addressing the media, Dr Randeep Guleria said, "I am a proponent of opening up schools in a staggered way for districts that are seeing less virus circulation. It can be planned for places having positivity rates below 5 per cent."
Dr Guleria, a member of India's Task Force on Covid-19, said that it was since last year that the students have been doing online classes. But as India is a poor country, it is also important to note that many students are unable to access the internet or technology and are missing their moments in school. Guleria emphasized that classroom learning is definitely more beneficial than online learning.
Earlier this month, Dr Guleria told that vaccination among children plays a very important role in bringing children out of their homes, be it to schools or be it to the playgrounds.