Reopening of School in COVID 19 Pandemic

  • Jugal Kishore Director Professor & Head, Department of Community Medicine, VMMC & Safdarjung Hospital (Ministry of Health & Family Welfare), New Delhi, India.


Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a newly identified disease caused by the virus Subacute Respiratory Syndrome Corona Virus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). We are still learning about how it spreads, how it affects children, and what role children may play in its spread or control. From the available literature, it is quite clear that children are less likely to get COVID-19 than adults, and when they do get disease, they generally have less serious illness than adults. Common symptoms of COVID-19 among children include fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat, headache, body ache, and diarrhoea; many children may have mild or no symptoms. Most children becoming infected by a family member. From the disease dynamics, it is also known that the more individuals a child interacts with, and the longer the interaction, the higher the risk of COVID-19 spread. The risk of getting COVID19 is also influenced by the intensity of transmission and higher prevalence of disease in the community. Therefore, reopening of school may be considered keeping these risk factors in mind.

How to cite this article:

Kishore J. Reopening of School in COVID 19 Pandemic. Ind J Youth Adol Health 2020; 7(1): 23-26.