Considering the decline in covid-19 cases, some states are thinking to start academic year in September.
Andhra Pradesh Government is planning to re-open schools in September 5, hoping the situation will be normal by then. West Bengal also likes to open the schools and colleges on September 5, if the situation improves by August 31. Assam also considers starting schools for classes 5 to 12 in a staggered manner. Goa is also considered starting a new academic year by September this year.
WHO chief scientist Dr Soumya Swaminathan said,” Preparation for reopening must start well in advance. Most governments now have improved strategies to track, test, and isolate Covid patients. We must continue to make use of these tools. Initially, schools should open in low incidence districts with staggered timings.