Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, GITAM Dental College and Hospital, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India


Pneumonia triggered by novel corona virus (SARS-CoV-2) in Wuhan, China, in December 2019 is
an extremely contagious disease. The WHO has stated the outbreak of COVID-19 (corona virus)
as a pandemic issue. Corona virus cases started increasing day by day in India, also from the time
the first case was diagnosed on January 30, 2020. In this regard, there are so many colleges and
universities across India which cancelled or rescheduled their academic activities such as conferences,
workshops, and other academic and sports activities. Because the universities and colleges should
protect and take care of their students and faculty in this regard. In this brief communication, I would
like to give an idea on the potential impact of the dangerous COVID-19 outbreak on the education
system and mental health of students and staff.


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