Maharashtra school turns COVID-19 hotbed: 51 students test positive, premises sealed

Maharashtra school turns COVID-19 hotbed: 51 students test positive, premises sealed

Mumbai: As many as 51, including 48 students and 3 staff members, of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya in Takli Dhokeshwar in Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar district, have tested positive for COVID-19, Ahmednagar District Magistrate Rajendra Bhosale said. 

As many as 450 children of the school were tested for COVID-19 after 19 students were found to be infected with COVID-19 at the state’s Jawahar Navodaya University. The school has been sealed and the area has now been declared as a containment zone.

The students have been isolated and hospitalised. Most of them are asymptomatic and their health condition is said to be stable. 

For the unversed, Maharashtra has so far reported the maximum number of Omicron variant of COVID-19. Of the total 422 cases of Omicron, Maharashtra alone has reported 108 cases. 

first published:Dec. 26, 2021, 6:06 p.m.

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