As the number of Covid-19 cases doubling with days, the Telangana government will soon decide on new measures including the closure of schools to contain the spread. Altogether 140 students and staff members of seven schools tested Coronavirus positive for the last two days.
On Wednesday, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said that the government will review the current situation and make an announcement within a couple of days. He said that even though Telangana's situation is better when compared to other states, they can't compromise on the health of children.
Around 56 students, teachers and other staff members tested Covid19 positive at the Zilla Parishad Girls High School in Mancherial, which emerged as an epicentre of the outbreak. Even two teachers at two Zilla Parishad schools in the same district too had tested positive. On Wednesday, the district recorded the highest daily count of cases.
Even Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a video conference to analyse the Covid-19 situation with Chief Ministers. However, KCR skipped the meeting for the second time.
Even after a year, the same situation still persists and many states including Maharashtra, Karnataka, Punjab have introduced partial lockdown and night curfews. On this background, many schools in some states are planning to shut down physical classes again. Meanwhile, the Union Health Ministry said that nearly 28,903 new Covid-19 cases were reported in India in the last 24 hours.