Health Department locks govt school in Rajpura for 48 hours

Step taken after four staff members test Covid positive

Health Department locks govt school in Rajpura for 48 hours

Tribune News Service

Patiala, February 26

After four staff members tested Covid positive, a government school was shut in Rajpura.

The Health Department said four teachers tested Covid positive today during random sampling at Government School, Nalas, Rajpura. Following detection of the coronavirus cases, the Health Department passed orders to shut school for the next 48 hours.

We have started contact tracing of the positive patients and ordered sanitisation of

the school. — Dr Satinder Singh, Civil Surgeon, Patiala

The Patiala Civil Surgeon, Dr Satinder Singh, said they had started contact tracing of the positive patients and ordered sanitisation of the school.

Besides, a teacher at Government Senior Secondary School, Tripuri, also tested positive for the coronavirus. Notably, around 65 teachers and dozen students have tested Covid positive this month in Patiala alone.

Meanwhile, 45 Covid positive cases were reported in Patiala today, thereby, taking the total count to 17, 003. Of the 45 cases, nine are contacts of positive patients. Besides, 36 people with flu-like symptoms also tested positive for the disease.

Dr Satinder Singh said many school teachers had tested positive for the disease. Therefore, they had issued directions to all schools to follow Covid norms, he added.

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