Tribune News Service
Solan, April 10
A residential school in the district was closed today after some teachers tested Covid positive.
The staff and students of several educational institutes also tested positive. Though government schools have been closed till April 21, private institutes have continued to operate.
Besides, 21 employees of the Ultra Tech Cement plant in Arki also tested positive. “Since a large number of industrial workers and the staff of educational institutes in the Baddi-Barotiwala-Nalagarh (BBN) belt and other bordering areas commute from neighbouring states, a surge has been witnessed in these areas. We will initiate institute-level vaccination next week to contain the further spread,” said KC Chaman, DC.
Two BJP politicians, including a candidate of the recent municipal corporation elections, have tested Covid positive in Solan. Earlier, a Congress leader had tested positive during campaigning. A large number of cases are coming daily from various parts of Solan after the April 7 poll.
As many as 40,000 people of 45 years and above will be vaccinated in 100 centres across the district from tomorrow till April 14. The DC urged all eligible people to get themselves vaccinated as 10,000 people would be vaccinated daily.
Solan district had the second highest number of 964 active cases till last evening with 245 in the BBN alone. More than 100 new cases are being added daily.
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