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Experts warn Kathmandu should not rush to restore schools since children are at risk

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Experts warn Kathmandu should not rush to restore schools since children are at risk

When the education administration of Kathmandu Metropolitan City announced plans to resume schools next week on Thursday, Shiva Raj Adhikari, the principal of the Sanskrit Secondary School on the Durbar High School grounds, was resting at home with Covid-19.

Adhikari told the Post over the phone, “I’ve been on bed rest for a week and both of my children are infected.” “I believe reopening the schools now would be a mistake,” Adhikari, whose school has 400 children, said.

The Valley authorities loosened the Covid-19 restrictions even more on Wednesday, announcing that schools can reopen after gaining authorization from their local units, which must acquire permission from the District Covid-19 Crisis Management Center concerned.

“Kathmandu’s top district officer advised us on Wednesday that local units can grant authorization for schools to reopen. We’ve also discovered that the coronavirus infection rate has decreased, so we’re preparing to reopen schools next week, possibly on Monday or Tuesday,” said Ram Prasad Subedi, the chief of the Kathmandu Metropolitan City’s education department.

On Friday an

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