50 students of two schools in J-K test COVID-19 positive
SRINAGAR [Maha Media]: As many as 50 students from two different schools in South Kashmir tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, prompting the authorities to shut these institutions as a contact-tracing programme was initiated. At least 36 students of primary classes of Noorani Public School in Khull area of Kulgam tested positive on Wednesday. The district health services conducted random testing at the school after six of the teachers from its senior wing were found infected with COVID-19 on Monday. The senior and junior schools are located nearly 2 km away from each other.
When contacted, Block Medical Officer of Dham Hanjipora Shugufta Salam told PTI that she had carried out random sampling in the senior wing that prompted her to initiate the same in the junior wing of the school. "We found that 36 students up to class 5 were positive. Even a grandparent who had come to collect his ward from the school has tested positive for COVID-19," she said.