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2 students of private school in Jaipur test positive for Covid-19; Classes suspended

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November 16, 2021, 3:37 pm

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Jaipur: Within 24 hours of the school reopening with 100% capacity, two students of Maharaja Sawai Mansingh School in Jaipur tested positive for Covid-19. The school administration decided to immediately suspend classes. The medical and health department has started testing other students of the school to determine if the virus spread among them too as both the children had attended classes on Monday.

A boy student studying in Class 3 and his sister studying in Class 4 tested positive for Covid-19. The family members of the siblings informed the school management on Monday night that the students were infected. Following the Covid-19 protocol, after which the school management suspended the classes for all the students over the next four days. Online will continue during this period.

The news has alarmed the parents who were already opposed to the government’s decision to reopen schools with 100% capacity. They said the government took this decision in a haste.

“Online classes were already being conducted, so there was no need to force younger children to attend classes physically. The Covid-19 infection is spreading once again. The government should immediately withdraw this decision,” said Sumit Maheshawari, a resident of Sodala.

Manish Vijayvargiya, the convener of an association of parents, told media persons that the government is acting as if the Covid-19 pandemic is over. Until the pandemic is over or all children are vaccinated, the students should attend online classes only, he said.

Vijayvargiya said that the government has taken this decision in haste to benefit private schools, which is wrong.

First published: November 16, 2021