Thiruvananthapuram, May 3: School students in Kerala will have to have understanding and behaviour changes by following health and hygiene guidelines. This will not only assist to go forward to overcome COVID-19 but also overall other health issues.
“Not that the habit of covering one’s nose and mouth will go on endlessly. But, as an act of precaution and in the light of our experience about guarding against the virus, indications are that children will need to wear masks in the next academic session,” K KShailaja, Minister for Health and Family Welfare, noted at an online media interaction on the technical aspects of the COVID19 pandemic, on Sunday.
Already, wearing masks has become the norm for school students in several countries, the Minister pointed out. “It’s a good culture. We will have to follow it in Kerala as well if COVID-19 prevails till the time of school reopening.” The virus, MsShailaja noted, is unlikely to subside in the near future.
“Masks have helped us bring down the rate of the spread of COVID-19 and its resultant deaths. Kerala has been battling the disease, earning good results,” she said. (UNI)