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Schools in India to experience 14% decline in in-person lessons due to Omicron, suggests poll

According to the findings of a countrywide study performed by the web platform LocalCircles, the percentage of parents who do not take their children to school for in-person lessons is projected to increase.

Schools in India to experience 14 pc decline in in-person lessons due to Omicron suggests poll
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New Delhi, First Published Dec 2, 2021, 8:40 PM IST
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According to a nationwide poll, schools in India are anticipated to experience a 14% decline in students attending in-person lessons due to worries raised by 'Omicron,' the new form of coronavirus. According to the findings of a countrywide study performed by the web platform LocalCircles, the percentage of parents who do not take their children to school for in-person lessons is projected to increase.

According to the study, over 25 nations have confirmed the appearance of Omicron in the last week, with experts verifying that it is more transmissible than the Delta form and may be able to avoid immunizations to some extent. According to the study, which garnered 15,875 answers from parents in 308 districts throughout India, schools are anticipated to experience a 14% decline in children attending in-person lessons.

It said that physicians in South Africa, where the 'Omiron' variety was initially identified, discovered a more significant incidence of Covid cases in the population under 25. The novel SARS-Cov-2 strain has been identified as a 'variant of concern' by the World Health Organization. According to the poll results, 58 per cent of parents will send their children to in-person lessons till the end of this week. According to the report, the remaining 32% are parents, largely with younger children, and for roughly 10% of parents, schools where their children go, have not yet begun in-person lessons.

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Furthermore, of the 58% of parents who take their children to school, 14% will cease doing so due to the Omicron danger. Because of the possibility of the possibly more infectious form 'Omicron,' Mumbai and Pune have postponed the beginning of in-person sessions for students up to class seven by two weeks, from December 1 to 15. Meanwhile, Delhi state Environment Minister Gopal Rai announced that schools in Delhi would be shut from tomorrow till further orders over the air crisis.

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