Covid: When should schools reopen in India? Dr. VK Paul explains risks

PUBLISHED ON JUN 18, 2021 10:42 PM IST
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  • NITI Aayog’s Dr. VK Paul briefed on the serosurvey data on infection in children. Citing a study on prevalence of COVID-19 among children, Paul said it shows that seropositivity above and below 18 years of age is almost equivalent. "Seropositivity rate above 18 years was 67 per cent and below 18 years was 59 per cent. So even at those places, where more intense wave came, which were urban, the seropositivity among children and adults remained almost the same," Paul said. On reopening schools, he said several factors have to be kept in mind like there are teachers, helpers and also the aspect of social distancing reduces. So that needs to be given a thought and there are many other issues, he said. Watch the full video for more details.

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