Noida School reports 16 Covid cases, moves back to online classes: report

Noida School reports 16 Covid cases, moves back to online classes: report

16 Covid cases, including 3 among teachers, were reported from a Noida school (representative)


Three students enrolled at two private schools in Ghaziabad have tested positive for coronavirus, while 16 cases, including three among teachers, were reported from a school in Noida, officials said on Monday.

One of the schools, located in Ghaziabad’s Indirapuram, has announced three days of closure, while the school in Noida has moved to online mode of classes for a week in an attempt to break the chain of infection, according to its officials.

Ghaziabad Chief Medical Officer Dr. Bhavtosh Shankhdhar said that of the three students, two are from one school and of these two, one lives in Noida.

“Their COVID-19 test results were known while the students were at their homes and not at school. We will carry out our tests and vaccinations in the schools,” the doctor told news agency PTI.

Asked if the children had been diagnosed with the latest XE variant of the virus, the senior doctor said the details have yet to be determined.

An official from one of the schools, where two COVID-19 students were found positive, told news agency PTI, “The school has announced a three-day closure, but after that it will remain closed for Easter holidays and only reopen for physical lessons coming up. Monday. “

No official from the other Ghaziabad school could be contacted for her response. In Noida, 13 students and three teachers from a school tested positive for the infection, prompting them to switch to online classes, according to district health officials, Press Trust of India reported.

“We have decided to go online and completely rehabilitate the school. Students will return for offline classes April 18th. Those infected would carry their RAT (rapid antigen test) report,” a school source told news agency PTI.

All cases would be reported to the health department and follow-up will be done, the source told Press Trust of India.

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