Maha minister seeks COVID-19 awareness program for children

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Mumbai, May 29 (PTI) Maharashtra Minister of State for Home Satej Patil on Saturday said an awareness program for children and parents about a possible third wave of COVID-19 pandemic should be organised in the state.

Patil, who is guardian minister of Kolhapur, said `Corona: Children Awareness Program' will be rolled out in the western Maharashtra district from Sunday.

It will encourage children andtheir parents to take precautions to avoid coronavirus infection, he said.

'I haverequested Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad to implement this drive across the state,' the Congress leader said in a statement.

The online drive in Kolhapur will have school and college teachers on board to raise awareness about the pandemic among students and parents.

'A potential third wave which may hit Maharashtra and other states in August-September is likely to affect children more as predicted by health sector experts,' the minister said. PTI MR KRK KRK