Ghaziabad school closed, Noida school goes online after students and teachers test Covid positive: The Tribune India
Ghaziabad/Noida, April 11
Three students enrolled at two private schools in Ghaziabad have tested positive for the coronavirus, while 16 cases, including three among teachers, have been reported at a school in Noida, officials said on Monday.
One of the schools, located at Indirapuram in Ghaziabad, announced a three-day closure while the Noida school switched to online class mode for a week in a bid to break the chain of infection, according to its officials. responsible.
Ghaziabad Chief Medical Officer Dr Bhavtosh Shankhdhar said out of the three students, two are from a school and out of these two, one lives in Noida.
“Their Covid-19 test results were known while the pupils were at home and not at school. We will do our testing and vaccinations in the schools,” the doctor told PTI.
When asked if the children had been diagnosed with the latest XE variant of the virus, the chief medical officer said details were yet to be determined.
An official from one of the schools, where two students have tested positive for Covid-19, told PTI: “The school has announced a three-day closure, but thereafter it will remain closed for the summer holidays. Easter and will reopen for physical classes next Monday only”.
No officials from the other school in Ghaziabad could be contacted for their response. In Noida, 13 students and three teachers at a school tested positive for the infection, prompting them to switch to online classes, according to district health department officials.
“We have decided to go online and completely disinfect the school. Students will return for offline classes on April 18. Those infected would carry their RAT (rapid antigen test) report,” a school source told PTI .
All cases will be reported to the health department and followed up, the source added.