Tribune News Service
Patiala, February 21
Eight schoolteachers of two government schools tested positive for Covid today. The Health Department has now ordered to shut both schools for the next 48 hours.
The Civil Surgeon, Dr Satinder Singh, said four staff members each of Government Senior Secondary School, Bhunerheri, and Government School, Mahinder Ganj in Rajpura, tested positive.
Health officials said there was a surge in the number of staff and children coming to schools in February. Positive cases in government schools are increasing day by day.
According to the Health Department, 46 staff members and two schoolchildren had fallen prey to the virus in February. Seven staff members of a government school in Sanour block had tested positive last week.
Harinder Kaur, District Education Officer (DEO), said they had asked the staff to sanitise the schools immediately. “We have asked the staff of both schools to stop holding examinations physically,” she added.
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