Parents are in favor of closing the school due to infection of Kovid Omicron virus: Survey

According to a recent survey amid infection with the new variant Omicron virus of the corona, most parents want the local authorities to close the school only if their district or an area of 25 km around them is infected with the new variant of the coronavirus Omicron. Many cases of infection are found. The ...
 
Parents are in favor of closing the school due to infection of Kovid Omicron virus: Survey

Parents are in favor of closing the school due to infection of Kovid Omicron virus: Survey

According to a recent survey amid infection with the new variant Omicron virus of the corona, most parents want the local authorities to close the school only if their district or an area of ​​25 km around them is infected with the new variant of the coronavirus Omicron. Many cases of infection are found. The survey was conducted amidst concerns over the new nature of Kovid-19 and the sharp rise in its cases, in which more than 10 thousand parents responded. People from more than 332 districts of the country participated in the survey, of which 61 percent were men and 39 percent were women.

According to the survey conducted by the online platform ‘LocalCircles’, ‘Most parents spoke of closure of schools in their district or nearby districts (within 25 km radius) due to multiple Omicron cases. Whereas 12 percent said that if there is even a single case of Omicron in their district or surrounding districts, schools should be closed. Forty-five (45) percent of the respondents were from Tier-1 districts, 31 percent from Tier-2 districts, and 24 percent from Tier-3, Tier-4, and rural districts. “With limited access to outdoor ventilation and air purifiers in most classrooms, and Omicron’s high infection capacity, many parents worry that community-level transmission of infection once in their district,” the survey said. Once spread, it will spread very rapidly among school children.

Meanwhile, the Director of the Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB) Dr. Anurag Agarwal said that people are still not feeling Omicron. People should immediately understand that personal protective measures will only help them in the long run. They should understand the importance of wearing masks and following the COVID protocol. Dr. Anurag Aggarwal said that I want to wait at least till the end of December to conclude anything. Typically, the initial part of the wave is mild and less severe. The reason is that the young are the first to be infected. However, this wave intensifies as soon as the infection reaches home and starts infecting the elderly and vulnerable.