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14 students of Muktsar school test Covid positive

14 students of Muktsar school test Covid positive

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Tribune News Service

Muktsar, November 23

Panic gripped students, parents and staff of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya at Warring Khera village in the Lambi Assembly segment here as 13 students tested positive for Covid on Tuesday. Notably, a student tested positive on Thursday. Thereafter, the samples of all students and staff were sent for testing.

Sources said 12 infected students are of Class VIII and two of Class IX. Notably, this is a residential school, where classes are now suspended for the next 14 days.

Dr Ranju Singla, Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Muktsar, said, “We have declared the school a micro-containment zone and told the school authorities to quarantine the infected students in one hostel and shift the rest to the other hostel. As many as 13 infected students belonged to Muktsar district and one is from some other district.”

She added, “I appeal to the residents of Muktsar district to follow Covid protocols and get vaccinated at the earliest. Nearly 1.5 lakh people are yet to be vaccinated in Muktsar. Besides, those not following the vaccine schedule should be careful now.” Presently, there are 15 active cases in the district. The district was declared Covid-free on October 15.

 

 

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