26 C
Delhi
Monday, September 28, 2020

62% parents will not send children to school even if they reopen

- Advertisement -

school covid sanitizationNew Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) A survey has found that 62 per cent of parents will not be sending their children to school even if they are reopened on government’s orders on September 1.

According to the LocalCircles survey, only 6 per cent citizens are willing to visit multiplexes and theatres to watch movies in the next 60 days, even if they open on September 1.

Only 36 per cent citizens say they will take metro or local trains in the next 60 days if they are restarted on September 1.

All this is when India’s daily caseload for COVID-19 has now reached 70,000 cases and is now the highest in the world by a margin of over 40 per cent.

With close to 400 districts with 1,000 total cases, Covid-19 is fast spreading into tier 3, 4 towns and rural India. In the LocalCircles survey in late July, 31 per cent citizens said that they had one or more Covid-19 positive cases in their social network.

As the Government decides on whether schools should be reopened for senior classes, LocalCircles asked parents that if the Government does go ahead and announces opening of schools from September 1 for senior classes and others thereafter, will they be sending their children/grandchildren to school. To this, 62 per cent outright siad ‘no’, while only 23 per cent answered ‘yes’. Around 15 per cent parents were undecided.

covid school students

Given the fact that the Covid situation is not improving and numbers are only rising, the number of “aye” sayers has now reduced from 33 per cent to 23 per cent within 2 weeks. This indicates that even if schools were opened in regular manner, a large majority of parents will refrain from sending children to school and continue with online education instead.

Case studies from many countries, including the US where 97,000 children came down with Covid-19 within 2 weeks of school reopening; and also in Berlin, Germany, where 41 schools reported children or teachers getting infected last week. All of these are causing concerns amongst Indian parents.

Most parents are of the view that India shouldn’t even consider reopening schools in regular mode till December 31 and instead the focus of Central and State Governments should be on equipping schools for online education, television or radio-based classes directly or in alliance with industry through the CSR programs.

LocalCircles conducted a survey to understand what citizens feel about opening of multiplex and movie theaters, metro or local trains and most importantly, schools. The survey received over 25,000 responses from citizens residing in 261 districts of India.

Citizens were asked if the government decides to restart metro/local trains from September 1, will they be taking them in the next 60 days. A total of 36 per cent answered ‘yes’ while 51 per cent answered ‘no’; 13 per cent were unsure about it.

After opening restaurants, gyms and malls, the Government is considering reopening multiplexes and movie theaters in the next phase of ‘unlock’ guidelines, slated to be issued by August-end.

Citizens have continuously been opposing the reopening of movie halls as they could lead to an increase in spread of Covid-19.

The survey asked if the Government opens multiplexes and movie theatres from September 1, will they go to watch movies in the next 60 days. Three per cent said they will go many times while 3 per cent said they will go once or twice. It was a whopping 77 per cent who said will not go to movie halls at all to keep themselves safe, while 14 per cent said they don’t go to movie theatres anyways to watch movies.

The comparison with last month’s survey shows that citizens favouring opening of multiplexes and movie theatres is not increasing like in the case of metro and local trains. An increased number of people are not in favour of reopening theatres and multiplexes. It is a 77 per cent of citizens in August compared to 72 per cent in July, who have said they will not visit multiplexes or movie theatres in the next 60 days.

Source: IANS

India Updates
India Updates is an independent news & Information website. Follow us for regular updates on News and Information.

Follow Us On

Related News

Will Govt have 80,000 crores available over the next one year?, saks Adar Poonawalla

New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) Rs 80,000 crore will be the cost of vaccinating everyone in India with the Covid-19 vaccine whenever it is...

Centre puts price caps on medical oxygen after shortage reports

New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) In order to deal with shortage of medical oxygen and the resultant increase in prices in the country, the...

J&J Covid vaccine produces strong immune response in early trials

New York, Sep 26 (IANS) A leading Covid-19 vaccine candidate developed by global healthcare company Johnson & Johnson produced a strong immune response against...

Modi raises questions on UN”s response in combating COVID-19; assures world of India’s vaccine production prowess

United Nations, Sep 26 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday raised questions on the response of the United Nations in combating the COVID-19...

Huge infrastructure build-up helped India recovery rate: Dr Harsh Vardhan

New Delhi, September 26 (ANI): Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Friday said that huge infrastructure build-up to counter the COVID -19 situation...

Before vaccine comes, global death toll may hit 2 mn: WHO

Geneva, Sep 26 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) warned that the global coronavirus death toll could hit two million before an effective vaccine...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Trending Topics In India

Covid 19 India Updates

Will Govt have 80,000 crores available over the next one year?, saks Adar Poonawalla

New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) Rs 80,000 crore will be the cost of vaccinating everyone in India with the Covid-19 vaccine whenever it is...

Will Govt have 80,000 crores available over the next one year?, saks Adar Poonawalla

New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) Rs 80,000 crore will be the cost of vaccinating everyone in India with the Covid-19 vaccine whenever it is...

Centre puts price caps on medical oxygen after shortage reports

New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) In order to deal with shortage of medical oxygen and the resultant increase in prices in the country, the...

Huge infrastructure build-up helped India recovery rate: Dr Harsh Vardhan

New Delhi, September 26 (ANI): Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Friday said that huge infrastructure build-up to counter the COVID -19 situation...

Aarogya Setu loses sheen as downloads drop

New Delhi/Noida, Sep 25 (IANS) Prashant Kumar who lives in Noida sector 143 often goes to a nearby mall-cum-office complex with his family for...

PM Modi asks states to focus on micro-containment zones

New Delhi, Sep 23 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday asked states to reassess if lockdowns of one or two days are effective...

Trending News In India

Amazon Echo devices to automatically delete your recordings

New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) After launching new Alexa and Echo devices, Amazon has introduced additional privacy controls and easier ways for the customers....

Self-sufficient in defence linked to ‘self-respect’, ‘sovereignty’ of country: Rajnath

New Delhi, Sep 27 (PTI) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said a country that depends on imports for its military equipment can never...

BJP’s oldest ally Akali Dal quits NDA over ‘black laws’

Chandigarh, Sep 26 (IANS) The highest decision making body of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) core committee at its emergency meeting held here on...

NCB seizes phones of Deepika, Rakul, Simone, Karishma in drugs case

Mumbai, Sep 26 (IANS) The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), which quizzed Bollywood actors Rakul Preet Singh, Deepika Padukone, her former manager Karishma Prakash, and...

Gill stars as clinical KKR thrash SRH by 7 wkts

Abu Dhabi, Sep 27 (IANS/GloFans) Opener Shubhman Gill's unbeaten 70-run knock along with Eoin Morgan's 42 not out guided Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) to...

RBI to retain lending rates, accommodative stance, say experts

By Rohit Vaid (IANS) Persistently high inflation fanned in part due to supply side disruptions along with seasonal factors will deter the Reserve Bank...

Trending Showbiz

NCB seizes phones of Deepika, Rakul, Simone, Karishma in drugs case

Mumbai, Sep 26 (IANS) The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), which quizzed Bollywood actors Rakul Preet Singh, Deepika Padukone, her former manager Karishma Prakash, and...

NCB quizzes Deepika, Sara, Shraddha in drug case related to SSR death

Mumbai, Sep 26 (IANS) The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Saturday questioned Bollywood divas Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan, Shraddha Kapoor for several hours...

‘CBI delay in converting abetment to suicide to murder frustrating’

Mumbai, Sep 25 (IANS) Vikas Singh, family lawyer of late actor Sushant Singh Rajput, on Friday stated that the delay being by Central Bureau...

NCB questions Rakul, Deepika’s ex-manager, Dharma Productions honcho

Mumbai, Sep 25 (IANS) The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Friday is questioning Bollywood actor Rakul Preet Singh, Dharma Productions executive producer Kshitij Ravi...

Famed singer S.P. Balasubrahmanyam succumbs to Covid-19

Chennai, Sep 25 (IANS) Famed playback singer and Padma awardee S.P. Balasubrahmanyam, or popularly SPB or Balu in the movie world and who has...

WhatsApp clarifies after probe agencies retrieve chats

New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) cloned the mobile phones of Rhea Chakraborty and others, which gave them access to the WhatsApp chats...

Trending Sports

I am surprised Sanju Samson is not representing India in all formats, says Warne

Dubai, Sep 27 (PTI) Spin legend Shane Warne on Saturday expressed his "surprise" that wicketkeeper-batsman Sanju Samson is not playing for India across formats.Samson...

I am surprised Sanju Samson is not representing India in all formats, says Warne

Dubai, Sep 27 (PTI) Spin legend Shane Warne on Saturday expressed his "surprise" that wicketkeeper-batsman Sanju Samson is not playing for India across formats.Samson...

Shaw and Rabada propel Delhi to big win over Dhoni’s CSK

Dubai, Sep 26 (IANS/GloFans) In yet another dismal show, three-time IPL champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) suffered a 44-run defeat against a charged-up Delhi Capitals (DC) here on...

KL Rahul’s record-breaking ton blows RCB away

Dubai, Sep 25 (IANS/GloFans) Captain K.L. Rahul on Thursday shattered a few IPL records with a blistering 69-ball 132 not out -- the highest individual...

Sat on bench for hours after losing in 1992 Oly quarters, reveals Paes

New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Eighteen-time Grand Slam champion Leander Paes made history in 1996 when he became the first Indian tennis player to...

Ex-Australian cricketer Dean Jones dies of cardiac arrest in Mumbai

New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Former Australian cricketer Dean Jones passed away in Mumbai on Thursday after suffering a cardiac arrest. The 59-year-old was...

Latest Trending News In India

Former Defence Minister Jaswant Singh passes away

New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) Former Defence Minister Jaswant Singh passed away early Sunday, said an official statement from the R&R Hospital here. He...

Self-sufficient in defence linked to ‘self-respect’, ‘sovereignty’ of country: Rajnath

New Delhi, Sep 27 (PTI) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said a country that depends on imports for its military equipment can never...

BJP’s oldest ally Akali Dal quits NDA over ‘black laws’

Chandigarh, Sep 26 (IANS) The highest decision making body of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) core committee at its emergency meeting held here on...

NCB seizes phones of Deepika, Rakul, Simone, Karishma in drugs case

Mumbai, Sep 26 (IANS) The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), which quizzed Bollywood actors Rakul Preet Singh, Deepika Padukone, her former manager Karishma Prakash, and...

Gill stars as clinical KKR thrash SRH by 7 wkts

Abu Dhabi, Sep 27 (IANS/GloFans) Opener Shubhman Gill's unbeaten 70-run knock along with Eoin Morgan's 42 not out guided Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) to...