Udaipur: 25 student, 2 others test positive for COVID-19 in school for visually challenged

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March 5, 2021, 3:50 pm

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A health worker testing a women for COVID-19 in Jaipur. File Photo

Jaipur: Twenty-five students and two staffers of a government school for visually children in Udaipur on Friday tested positive for COVID-19, sending local administration into a tizzy.

The students were living in the hostel of Pragya Chakshu Sansthan Andha Vidyalaya located near Ambamata area of Udaipur city. 

“The reports of 28 people have come positive, of which 25 are students and two others the school staff,” a health official said.

The entire area and its nearby locations have been earmarked as “containment zone,” and sanitization works are afoot to prevent further spread of the virus.

Local health officials said that a teacher posted in the school had earlier on Thursday tested positive for coronavirus, after which samples were taken from students and other staff of the school.

The incident has sounded alarm bells in the city which had lowered its guards following a steady decline in active cases for past three months.

Udaipur health officials are tracing the contacts of people who visited the school in past 14 days. All students have been quarantined and placed under the supervision of doctors.

The incident comes close on the heels of government organising second phase of covid 19 vaccination across the state.

First published: March 5, 2021