The writer is professor of economics and director, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi
Various states have attempted to reopen schools, with limited successes due to the resurgence of the virus. Barring some attempts, such as conduct of entrance tests and optional attendance by some pupils, schools have remained out of reach for most.
Going forward, we probably need to talk about lockdowns and unlocks not in temporal sequential terms but in terms of severity or relaxations.
The story of COVID-19 has been about extremities. In terms of our response to the spread of the coronavirus, people and nations have either been casual or have taken extreme measures.