The Allahabad High Court has raised concern over the opening of schools in Uttar Pradesh amid the ongoing pandemic. The Court is scared that young children may catch infection owing to their inability to follow safety measures.
Though, falling short of ordering the closure of schools, Justices Siddhartha Varma and Ajit Kumar implored the state government to unfailingly keep an eye over all schools and ensure that all teachers and students proceed with the anti-Covid guidelines.
It has been notified that schools and colleges in the state of UP have been opened since December 7. It is a matter of concern whether the teachers and students would follow the Covid-19 guidelines. There is always a likelihood that young children might fail to observe the guidelines, bench discerned.
The court-supervised the district administration of all districts to regularly inspect all the private and government schools and see that Covid-19 guidelines vis-a-vis sanitization and wearing of masks are followed in schools.
The bench advised on Friday while hearing a public interest lawsuit striving the court’s intervention to check the extent of the infection.
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The Allahabad High Court also implored the state government to inform it of various safeguards, during the upcoming “Magh Mela” next year amid the pandemic and sought details of structures at bathing ghats at various riverbanks during the annual fair.