Ghaziabad: Five students in two Ghaziabad private schools (two in Indirapuram and three in Vaishali) recently tested Covid positive forcing the schools to shut down again. Schools in NCR had barely opened for physical classes after two years when the dark cloud of Covid seems to have returned. Parents in Ghaziabad are now worried about their children's safety.
After this incident, school authorities decided to sanitize classes and buses and take further precautions. Moreover, the health department of Ghaziabad has decided to set up several Covid testing camps for students and teachers.
Aniket Verma from Shipra film city, father of a 7-year-old boy says, "I was happy to hear that the schools were reopening and that children would finally learn again. However, Covid cases are increasing again and we feel uncomfortable sending our son for offline classes."
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Abhilasha Verma, a parent from Raj Bagh says, "Given the increasing Covid cases, we are worried for the safety of our children. Their education is important, but their health is more important. It would be better if children take online classes for some time."
Yashpal Singh, from Rajendra Nagar, says, "Offline classes under the current situation are a bad idea because young children cannot be trusted to follow Covid protocols or take precautions. School authorities also cannot manage every child."
Naman Jain, a 12-year-old schoolboy who lives in Aditya mega-city says, "The cases are increasing again. I don't want to fall sick. For this reason, I am okay with online classes."
Nishant Jha, from Ramprastha green society, Vaishali says, "It would be better if the administration hosts only offline classes for now. I do not think it is right to put so many lives in danger."