The government’s decision to close schools and other educational institutions owing to the risk posed by coronavirus is a sagacious one. It is in the country’s interests while the people seem ambivalent and unsure about it.
The students are elated that schools are closed and the exams postponed while their parents feel that the authorities have over-reacted. They say that closing schools isn’t going to prevent the spread as children are going out with their friends and meeting in public places and malls. In my opinion the parents’ concerns are valid. However, it is the parents’ responsibility to ensure that their children restrict their outdoor activities. The parents should keep their wards busy by enrolling them in online courses to enhance their academic credentials.