COVID cases continue to rise in Schools, Colleges; now Law University in Punjab reports 60 cases
COVID fourth wave fear in India is slowly brimming. With COVID numbers showing a slight upward trend and masks mandate coming back in many places, people are somewhat worried, if not scared. At this point, eyeballs come on Schools and Colleges that, at many places, have reported COVID cases, raising the question – are schools and/or colleges becoming COVID hotspots?With IIT Madras, Welham Girls’ School in Dehradun and a few other educational institutions reporting COVID cases, the list is only getting bigger. A new addition to this is a Law University in Punjab.
Rajiv Gandhi National Law University, RGNUL or as some might call it the Patiala Law University has reported 60 COVID cases. Over the last few days, this Law University in Punjab came faced the brunt of COVID and immediately got declared a containment zone.With 60 cases out in the open, experts pointed out that the likelihood of RGNUL having more COVID infections under the folds is very high. The district administration has already come into action. Patiala’s Law University has now been asked to vacate all hostels by May 10, 2022.
However, this is not an isolated case. Ever since Delhi COVID cases made headlines, schools and colleges across the country have come under the scanner for their adherence to COVID safety protocols. Among the known and reported incidents are, IIT Madras reporting nearly 171 infections, and Welham Girls’ School becoming a micro-containment zone.
While there is no denying that many in many other schools and colleges too, COVID infections might have erupted, a chunk of experts believe that following COVID-19 safety protocols is a relatively smarter way to keep oneself safe.
Schools and Colleges have reopened across the country, and mostly with 100% capacity. Needless to say, people have been divided as the debate of learning loss vs COVID fear continues.
Regardless of all this, schools and colleges, at large, have been functioning as per the guidelines issued by their home state/UT. At this point, it is advised to wear masks and follow COVID-19 safety protocols to ensure that the risk of COVID cases coming in schools and colleges is reduced, if not completely eliminated.