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August 24, 2020

According to a recent survey, 62 percent parents are unlikely to send their children to schools if the government decides to reopen them on September 1.

The report by LocalCircles which was based on a survey of over 25,000 citizens residing in 261 districts of India stated, “Most parents are of the view that India shouldn’t even consider reopening physical schools till December 31 and that the focus of the Central and state governments should be on strengthening online education, television or radio-based classes directly or in alliance with industry through the CSR programmes.” 

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The government is mulling various measures for its next phase of unlocking which will come into effect on September 1. 51 per cent respondents also said that they would refrain from taking local/metro trains for at least the next two months even if the government decides to resume their services. 77 per cent of respondents said that they will not go to movie theatres owing to safety concerns for two months if the government opens multiplexes and movie theatres from September.

Source: Hindu Business Line

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