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14 teachers, 6 students test COVID positive at Patiala; results of 100s awaited; 4 schools shut

Government High School in Factory area had reported 12 positive cases on Friday

14 teachers, 6 students test COVID positive at Patiala; results of 100s awaited; 4 schools shut

Students wearing masks. — PTI

Tribune News Service
Patiala, March 6

14 teachers and six students tested positive for the deadly disease on Saturday afternoon here. However, the result of hundreds of other students and teachers are still awaited. 

As an increase in coronavirus cases is witnessed, the Health Department has ordered to close some cluster schools for the next 48 hours. 

Positive cases were reported from these schools: 

Government High School Bhanra, government Meritorious School, Government High School Drauli, Government primary and High school, Saidkheri. Besides positive cases were also reported from two private schools: Mukat Public School Rajpura and Buddha Dal Public School Samana.

Notable, Government High School in Factory area had reported 12 positive cases on Friday. Patiala Health Department revealed that they have already ramped up testing, and started contact tracing of positive patients.

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