GUWAHATI: The Guwahati Yuba Nagarik Samiti (GYNS) has demanded the government to cancel the conduct of offline classes in view of the rising cases of the second wave of COVID-19.
The GYNS stated that online classes should be conducted for the safety of the students.
In a statement, GYNS president Kailash Sarma said, "Lakhs of people are being affected daily in the second wave of COVID-19. In several States, night curfew has been imposed and steps are being taken to contain the spread."
The body expressed concern that due to the conduct of offline classes, students have been infected with the dreaded virus in Jorhat and different places of the State.
"Recently, 35 students were infected with COVID in Tinsukia. Meanwhile, the COVID hospital in Kalapahar is full. On the other hand, COVID patients are visiting the city daily for better treatment. However, all the Covid Care Centres have been closed," said Sarma.
The GYNS also demanded the government to reopen all the closed Covid Care Centres.