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Students, teacher tested Covid-19 positive in schools, cases on rise in Bokaro

Bokaro: The district education department has closed two government schools situated in Bermo division after two students and a teacher tested Covid-19 positive. Meanwhile, a student in a private school of the town has also been detected Covid-19 positive, following which contact tracing and sampling of other students were done. The classes in the school are presently closed due to CBSE board examination.

Dr A K Pathak, civil surgeon, Bokaro said, “district is seeing a rise in Covid-19 cases from March first week and there is 33 active cases at present. Every day 5-10 positive cases are surfacing. District health department has intensified Covid-19 testing to control the spread of virus these days”. The cases in schools surfaced after health department conducted Covid-19 testing drive sending teams in government and private schools across the district.

District education officer (DEO), Neelam Ileen Toppo, said “a government middle school in Kurpuniya has been closed for eight days after two students of Class-8 testing Covid positive. Similarly, another government school at Koliyadabur has been announced closed for three days after a teacher-tested positive there”. She added, both the schools are situated under Bermo Sub-division.

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