Visakhapatnam: Activists working in the education sector said on Sunday that it is unsafe to open schools at the moment after a number of children tested positive for Covid-19 in the state.
Samyam Hemanth Kumar, an education activist, said, “Earlier, we met the district education officer asking him to not reopen schools. Cases in Vizianagaram and Guntur prove that it is not safe yet to reopen schools.”
Schools in Andhra Pradesh have been shut since March 25. On September 22, the government allowed students of classes 9 and 10 to go to school voluntarily to clear doubts after obtaining parental consent.
On Sunday, 27 class 9 students and 10 class 10 students tested positive for Covid-19 in two zilla parishad high schools in Vizianagaram.
24 children, all below 12 years of age, have tested positive for Covid-19 in Guntur. These children reportedly went for tuition to a teacher couple’s home who tested positive for Covid-19.