54 Hostel Students in Haryana’s Karnal Test Positive For COVID-19

The hostel area has now been designated as a containment zone and medical teams have reached the spot. 

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54 students have tested positive for coronavirus at a school hostel in Haryana’s Karnal. Image used for representational purposes.

As many as 54 students have tested positive for coronavirus at a school hostel in Karnal, Haryana following which the area has been designated as a containment zone, stated a medical officer on Tuesday, 2 March.

Karnal Civil Surgeon, Yogesh Kumar Sharma confirmed the news to ANI saying, “Our medical teams have reached the spot and the hostel is being marked as a containment zone.”

Schools all over the country ceased physical operations last year in March/April due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, with the roll-out of the vaccine, schools have resumed their physical operations in a phased manner across several states including Haryana.

Haryana schools opened for students of Class 3 to Class 5 from 24 February, according to an order issued by the state Department of School Education on Monday, 22 February.

Classes are being held from 10 am to 1:30 pm everyday. Students can also attend classes online as physical attendance is voluntary.

Earlier, the Haryana government had decided to reopen schools for students of Classes 6 to 8 from 1 February 2021. Classes for students of 9 to 12 had already resumed in mid-September.

Since the reopening comes amid pandemic concerns, the government has laid down some COVID-19 protocols to be followed, such as temperature checks for students and teachers.

(With inputs from ANI)

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