In a clinical study conducted under the supervision of Dr. Balram Bhargava, Director General, ICMR, scientists have concluded that the risk of corona in primary school children is low.
Scientists of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) have recommended the opening of schools in a phased manner across the country. In a clinical study conducted under the supervision of Dr. Balram Bhargava, Director General, ICMR, scientists have concluded that the risk of corona in primary school children is low. That’s why primary schools should be started first. After this secondary schools should be opened.
Most of the states are opening schools under different guidelines. Talking about Delhi, first of all, secondary-level schools have been opened here. While the decision was taken to start primary schools later. Children 12 years of age and above are at high risk of infection, the study said. Since the vaccine is not yet available for this age group, it is also necessary to start schools.
In such a situation, along with following all the Kovid vigilance rules, the primary schools should be opened first. Secondary schools can be started after some time. ICMR’s Chief Infectious Disease Specialists Dr. Samiran Panda and Dr. Tanu Anand are also involved in the study.
He says the all-around development of children has been affected due to the closure of schools for a long time during Kovid-19. That’s why schools need to be opened. You can start with primary schools. The clinical study will be published in the Indian Journal of Medical Research (IJMR).
Only 24 percent of children took regular classes
Scientists said, in the month of August, it has been found that only 24 percent of children in urban areas have taken regular classes. Due to the closure of schools, children have taken online education. In slums and rural areas, only eight percent of children continued to take classes every day. The survey was conducted in 15 states in which 1362 children were interviewed. Scientists expressed surprise that more than 50 percent of the children included in this survey could read only a few words given in the form.
Cases started increasing as soon as schools opened in Britain
Giving the example of Britain, scientists said, secondary schools were first opened there, after which there was an increase in the cases of infection. Infected from schools, children reached their families and infected others there as well, but nothing like this was seen in Ireland. According to the fourth national serosurvey released in June this year, those above 6 years of age have the same risk of infection as adults, but this risk is less in those younger than them.
As soon as the investigation is reduced, the infection rate crosses two percent
On Sunday, a jump in the infection rate was recorded in the country as soon as the corona test was reduced. 11.65 lakh samples were tested across the country, of which 2.24 percent of samples were found infected. Whereas in other days the number of investigations has been more than 15 lakh and the infection rate has been recorded as less than 1.90 percent.
The Health Ministry said, 26,041 new cases have been reported in the last day. While 276 patients have died. During this, 29,621 patients were declared healthy. With this, the total number of infected patients in the country has reached 3,36,78,786. So far, a total of 4,47,194 corona infected patients have died. The number of active cases is 2,99,620.