December 6, 2022

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In Punjab’s Waring Khera, 14 students tested positive for Covid, and the school was closed for two weeks

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After 14 students tested positive for Covid-19 at the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya in Waring Khera hamlet in Punjab's Muktsar district, the school was closed.

After 14 students tested positive for Covid-19 at the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya in Waring Khera hamlet in Punjab’s Muktsar district, the school was closed.

Twelve of the 14 afflicted students are in Class 8, while the other two are in Class 9. They will be secluded at a day boarding school and will undergo treatment there. This is being done to keep the virus from spreading further, as the Covid-positive youngsters could infect their families if they were brought home.

The school will be shuttered for two weeks because to a new epidemic of Covid-19 infections.

After the state relaxed Covid-19 restrictions due to a decrease in the number of cases, schools in Punjab reopened for all classes on August 2 this year. For the reopening of schools, strict Covid-compliant standards were implemented.

In addition to adopting other Covid-19 principles, school administrators were urged to maintain a mandatory six-foot social separation inside classes.

Before conducting any physical sessions, district education officers were instructed to ensure that all teaching and non-teaching staff were completely vaccinated.

The central and state governments urged education department officials and school management to clean classrooms and implement Covid-19 safety standards and guidelines.

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