Coronavirus update: 2 Noida school shut amid virus scare

Ghughuti Bulletin

After it was found that the child of the Delhi man who tested positive for coronavirus yesterday studied in a Noida school, the school’s authorities postponed its annual exam today and even decided to remain shut for a day or two. Amid the scare, another school in the vicinity also decided to shut down temporarily.

“We’ve quarantined two families of children who had dined with the family of the child in Agra. And a team of doctors and CMO are in the school. There’s no reason to panic,” Gautam Buddh Nagar District Magistrate B.N. Singh said.

Several students of the school had attended a birthday party on February 28 in the house of the Delhi man who was later found to be infected with coronavirus. As a precautionary measure, the school announced a shut down and postponed its annual examinations.

“Due to certain unavoidable circumstances we will be postponing the exams scheduled for today. The new dates will be communicated shortly. The Board exams will continue as normal. The children of classes 7-11 may come for extra classes if they wish. Class 6 and IGCSE classes continue with the study leave,” reads a message from the school to parents.

District authorities said samples of two school children have been sent for investigation and a total of 40 people have been tested in the city.

Yesterday, the union health ministry had announced that there have been two new cases of coronavirus with one of them being from Delhi. The patient had recently came back from a trip to Italy.

The union ministry of health and welfare said six people who came in contact with the Delhi patient have been kept in isolation after they were found to have high viral load. “Contact tracing of the persons who have come in contact with these six persons is also simultaneously being done through the Integrated Disease Surveillance Program (IDSP) network,” the ministry said.

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