Source: Hindustan Times
The officers have revealed that in a random testing on the field of a school-cum-hostel in Keshod city in Gujarat's Junagadh district, a minimum of eleven girl students of classes ten and twelve tested positive for coronavirus. The testing was done on the primary day of the beginning of classes on Monday.
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Following the state government's call last week on reopening educational institutions for classes, some schools had opened up in Gujrat. The school K A Vanpariya Kanya Vinay Mandir was one of them who resumed the physical tutorial classes for classes ten and twelve from Monday.
Three of the eleven infected women are inmates of the school hostel whereas eight others are residents of Keshod city, stated the Health Officer Dr Ashvin Ajudia. All the ladies are well and are asked to stay in isolation at their homes or places of accommodation.
The testing was done as per the rules issued by the government, the said the Junagadh District Education Officer Mr RS Upadhyay. The academic work can continue by adhering to SOPs like wearing a mask and maintaining social distancing as stated by the District Education Officer.
From January eleven schools for classes ten and twelve and faculties have been reopened because the recent COVID-19 cases were on the decline.