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The right decision.

While reading the letters of anxious parents on the closure of schools due to the H1N1 virus, I want to share a few of my observations.

As a teacher, I have observed that when a child with fever comes to class, the next day one or more children fall ill.

This maybe because students are sitting for long hours, say from 8am to 2pm in a room, with closed windows and doors.

Two days back, there was a report that a boarding school in India suspected that 200 children were affected by the flu.

Malls, theatres, parks etc are larger and more spacious and the maximum time we spend there is about three hours or so. When my own children were in the primary grade, they used to fall ill often.

I felt it was because of the small, crowded van they were travelling in. Consequently, we shifted them to the big school bus which has more air and their health improved.

The ministry's decision to extend holidays for schools is the best one for our children, although it may cause some inconvenience to us.

JREBA

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