Mumbai, Oct. 5 -- On October 4 at 8 am, Pooja Singh, a Class 10 student of LK Waghji Mumbai Public School in Matunga (East) walked into her school 19 months after she last sat in a classroom.

Pooja and her friends were greeted with colourful banners carrying educative slogans warning students to maintain social distancing and to keep their masks on. Staff members also conducted thermal screening before asking the students to enter in a single file.

Chalk markings and stickers on the floor directed the students to their respective classrooms; markings on the benches instructed them to occupy alternate seats in a zig-zag manner.

"I was a little worried about sending her to school, due to all the news about covid-19 cases. But for how lon...