After reopening the schools in Haryana, nearly 72 students of 12 government schools in Rewari have tested positive for coronavirus. Following the incident, the district administration has decided to close down the schools in the area.
The schools with less number of Covid cases have been closed for three to four days while other schools with higher numbers are shut for 14 days.
According to another report, 11 students and 8 teachers in Jind have also tested positive after schools in the area were opened recently.
Haryana: 72 students of 12 Government schools in Rewari tested positive for #COVID19.
"Due to the festive season, there is movement & people are meeting each other so we tested students of 12 schools. We will continue testing students to curb COVID19 spread," says Nodal Officer pic.twitter.com/xPKOtsStVC
— ANI (@ANI) November 18, 2020
Another report states that 19 out of 33 students tested Covid-19 positive at Kund Government School in the Khol area of Rewari. The school has been closed for three days and sanitized.
“Due to the festive season, there is movement and people are meeting each other, so we tested students of 12 schools. We will continue testing students to curb COVID19 spread,” Nodal Officer in Rewari said.
After these incidents, the state government has decided to conduct COVID tests across the state. On the other hand, the state’s Health Department is now on high alert to contain the coronavirus spread among school-going students.