new Delhi. S chool opening during Covid-19 The demand for school opening is also increasing in the country amid growing Corona transition. Private schools in particular are demanding the government to implement the guidelines to open schools. According to the sources, it is also reported that the government may announce the opening of the school after August 15 and schools can be opened all over the country for children from class 10th to 12th from the upcoming September. Meanwhile, if the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF report are to be believed, then it may be dangerous to open schools in India.
According to the WHO and UNICEF, only one out of three schools in India have drinking water, in such a situation the condition of the Kovid-19 epidemic in schools in India can be dangerous. It is worth noting that repeated washing of hands in the absence of water can increase the risk of spreading the infection. Although the WHO and UNICEF report said that hand washing facilities in India have increased at a faster rate than before, but many areas of the country are still in areas where there is a shortage of soap in schools.
According to the WHO and UNICEF reports, more than 469 million children globally had no school sanitation services in 2019. Of these children, 244 million are from Africa. The WHO and UNICEF report stated that Kovid-19 has the highest risk of health and humanitarian crises in nearly 60 countries. More than half of the countries also lack basic sanitation services.
Regarding India in the report, it is said that most schools also lack toilet facilities for children with special needs. In such a situation, opening of schools can prove to be dangerous in the midst of growing infection of the Kovid-19 epidemic in India. The executive director of UNICEF said that we should make the education of children a priority, but the safety of children should be a priority.