Following a new error of a nuisance respiratory viral disease caused by a coronavirus, all schools were shut down for the security of children. This was an indication of creating concern bearing in mind that nations invest more in future generations. The covid-19 outbreak traumatized the entire globe claiming millions of lives since when it was first identified in Wuhan City, China, in late 2019. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Corona Virus 2 (SARS-CoV 2) was discovered as a deadly virus causing Covid-19 in February 2020.
This airborne disease spread as fast as bush fire not only causing death in two weeks’ time after infection but also stopped education for our kids. Besides, we have experienced the closure of institutions, organizations, companies, and businesses than ever before in history. This made the World Health Organization (WHO) declare Covid-19 a worldwide pandemic in March 2020.
After unexpected lockdown, curfew regulations among other containment measures to mitigate the spread of the disease, parents had fear for the lives of their children being affected or left in orphanage. Some children are already suffering the same consequences. Parents and guardians too! However, the reopening of learning institutions means a lot to the young generation. This is a set of generations that will manage the economy in the near future.
Nothing has changed in regards to signs and symptoms of Covid-19 before and after schools reopening. Fever, Cough, and Tiredness remain besides Sore throat, Muscle aches, and Headaches Chest pains among others.
The vaccine has been developed by globally able scientists under the World Health Organization (WHO), tested, and approved for disbursement across the world. In many countries, front-line workers including health officers are given first priority. In some other countries, parents will be expected to pay for the cost of the vaccines for themselves and their children. When children resume schooling, parents anticipate even more liabilities including facemask and hand sanitizers. Social distancing, the physical distancing of at least one meter, and washing of hands may seem to the school administration’s responsibility. However, both children and parents must contribute to the safety of society. It is recommended that pupils use alcohol-based hand sanitizer whose alcohol content is at least seventy percent.
Individuals with signs and symptoms of Covid-19 are supposed to be isolated for immediate medical action. Any person accessing a learning institution, including management, parents, teachers, and pupils must be measured with a standard infrared thermometer to confirm that fevers are not their friend as it may be a viral indication.
The government in many countries, in collaboration with medical agencies, education ministries are working hard to get vaccines accessible to all in efforts to terminate the spread of Covid-19 nightmare among the pupils and its citizens. Fumigation of learning institutions prior to opening is essential. If it were possible, learning from home would be helpful, though it has not been easy to implement especially in poor and developing countries.
This is the time when schools, parents, teachers, and government must be vigilant to check and arrest substandard health equipment including Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs), Facemasks, Hand sanitizers, infrared thermometers, and detergents. Loss of employment will force many people to get into crime in order to make ends meet. They may not look into the welfare of our children.