Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh is one among few to states to reopen schools and colleges in the country post-Covid-19, accepting it as a challenge. Although, certain people with vested interests tried to instill fear among students citing the possibility of educational institutions turning into ‘super spreaders’, the statistics, in fact, prove otherwise.
Acccording to an official statement issued by the Chief Minister’s Office, the positivity rate pertaining to educational institutions ( schools + higher education institutions) stands at just 0.3 %. Only 1,491 individuals ( students + teachers) were declared to be Covid-19 positive out of the 5,12,890 who were tested across institutions.
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It further stated that it was AP, which has topped the test/million charts for over 6 months now and continues to test on-war footing. “This led to the cases rising to as many as 10,000 a day when the state hit its peak. But, it is important to acknowledge that this did not deter the vigour with which the state was testing,” the pressnote added. It further added that severa functionaries in the state reiterated from time to time that the state will stick to its strategy of largescale testing, despite the multiplication of numbers alarmingly. As a result, it helped doctors to get a clear week to treat the patients.