Nearly 75 per cent of the parents had favoured the reopening of schools and colleges; however, the attendance has barely touched 30 per cent, an official informed.
The matter is likely to be taken up at a Cabinet meeting tomorrow, being held in the absence of Education Minister Govind Thakur, who himself had tested positive for COVID-19 and has been admitted to a hospital.
Sources said there was a possibility that the educational institutions may be closed for a week or 10 days to break the infection chain.
Though 74 per cent of the parents had favoured the reopening of schools and colleges, the attendance has barely touched 30 per cent.
“What set the alarm bells ringing is 67 students and 25 teachers and staff members testing positive at the Tibetan Children Village boarding school at Chauntra in Mandi,” said a Health Department official.