Tribune News Service
Jalandhar, February 25
The number of Covid positive students in Nawanshahr district crossed the 300 mark this month. Now, total 331 students are Covid positive in the district. Not only this, as many as 47 teachers and staff members have also tested positive. Maximum students (73) have tested positive from Government Senior Secondary School (GSSS) Kariam, followed by GSSS Rahon, where 62 students were found positive. GSSS Usmanpur, GSSS Saloh, GSSS Nawanshahr are other schools, where a high number of students are Covid positive. Students are asymptomatic and are in home isolation. So far, there are as many as 688 active cases.
Notably, the Punjab State Commission for Protection of Child Rights has also taken cognizance of the increasing number of cases and they have released a letter to the District Education Officers in the state, in which the commission has asked officers to ensure that all Covid norms released by the Central and state governments were followed.
“We have been receiving complaints from worried parents. So, it is important that proper guidelines are followed,” the letter reads.
It further says: “Appoint one teacher as a nodal officer and students and parents must be informed about it. In case of any problem, confusion or help, parents or students can approach the nodal officer without any hesitation. In this way, if they can share their doubts with their teacher, the scare of Covid among students will be reduced.”
Rajwinder Singh Gill, from the commission, said: “We are well aware of the situation, which is why we have sent these instructions to the DEOs.”
Two die of covid in Nawanshahr
A 62-year-old woman from Mukandpur block and 62-year-old man from Nawanshahr city died of Covid on Thursday. As per the information, they both were suffering from hypertension and diabetes mellitus.
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