Omicron threat in India’s schools likely to drop student attendance by 14% – Survey

New Delhi: Schools in India are likely to see a 14 percent drop in students attending individual classes due to concerns arising from the new version of the Omicron coronavirus, according to a nationwide survey. Findings of a nationwide survey conducted by online platform LocalCircle indicate that parents are not sending their children to school for individual classes. In a week more than 25 countries have confirmed the presence of Omicron with scientists saying it is more permeable than the delta version and can evade vaccines to some extent. The survey found parents living in 308 districts of India 15,875 responses were received from The survey found that schools across the country were more likely to see a 14 percent drop in students attending individual classes. ( school danger in omicron)

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WHO designated virus as type of concern

The survey noted that the ‘Omiron’ variant was first reported by doctors in South Africa. Doctors have found a high number of new variant covid cases in the population below 25 years of age. The World Health Organization has designated the new SARS-Cov-2 variant as a type of concern. According to the survey findings, by this week 58 percent of parents will send their children to individual classes. It added that the remaining 32 per cent are parents, mostly young children and about 10 per cent of the parents, the schools their children attend, have yet to resume classes in person. In addition, with 58 percent of parents sending children to school, 14 percent would stop doing so because of the Omicron threat.

After getting omicron in India, the condition of schools ( school danger in omicron)

Whereas no case of Omicron has been reported in India so far. Once the first case is reported in India, the other five percent of parents will stop sending children to school. Another five per cent are likely to do so once multiple cases are reported. Only 34 percent of parents are still sending their children to school. The other 10 percent of parents will decide to stop school individually for their children only if an Omicron case is detected in their district, and after several cases are detected in their district, almost all parents stop sending children. Will do Before that happens, it is likely that the schools will be closed by the state governments, said the survey report. Mumbai and Pune have postponed by two weeks the resumption of individual classes for children up to class seven from December 1 to 15 due to the threat of a potentially more infectious type of omicron. ( school danger in omicron)

Shivam Bangwal

Shivam Bangwal is an India-based Entrepreneur. He is the Founder of Successful Startups like Youthistaan, People News Chronicle, Hitchhike TV & Branding Panther. Shivam has done his Master's in Computer Applications.

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