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Maharashtra: 19 students of Navodaya school tests positive for COVID-19

New Delhi: A senior official reported that 19 students of a Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya in Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar district have tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday. 

The school is located at Takali Dhokeshwar village in Parner tehsil of the district, which comes under Union education ministry and is a part of the Navodaya Vidyalaya network.

“Nineteen students tested positive over the last three to four days. All are isolated and hospitalized. Most of them have no symptoms and some have only mild illness,” said district collector Rajendra Bhosale. 

“We are conducting RT-PCR testing of remaining students as well as teachers, non-teaching staff and visitors,” he added.

The school has over 400 students across classes 5 to 12 and the special team is conducting proper RT-PCR testing of remaining students as well as teachers, non-teaching staff and visitors.

first published:Dec. 25, 2021, 4:12 p.m.

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