Nawanshahr- Punjab: A Government school in Punjab’s Nawanshahr was shut after fourteen students and three teachers there tested positive for Covid-19, officials said here on Tuesday.
Health official Maninder Singh said samples of 60 students were taken on Monday, of which 14 tested positive for the virus. The officials said that Samples of more teachers and students, including those from the primary section, are being collected by the Health Department. According to official statement, over 350 students study at Government High School in Saloh.
District Education Officer (DEO) Jagjit Singh said the school has been closed and students will be provided online education by teachers.
The schools in the state were reopened in January, nine months after a nationwide lockdown was imposed to check the coronavirus pandemic.
As per record, 173470 people are so far affected in Punjab by novel coronavirus covid-19. 165753 out of 173470 have recovered. Sadly, 5616 patients have died due to coronavirus in Punjab. 2101 patients are still in hospital and recovering. The last recorded case of coronavirus in Punjab was 28 minutes ago.