Washim: A total of 229 students of a public-school hostel in Maharashtra’s Washim district have tested coronavirus positive on February 25. Four school staffers have also tested positive for the virus.
As per the information, as soon as the news broke out, the authorities sealed the area and declared it as a containment zone.
A total of 327 students from various districts in Vidarbha region reside at the hostel of the Bhavna Public School. The students had joined the Washim hostel on February 14. Twenty-one students had tested positive in the first few days after which RT-PCR tests of all the 327 students were conducted, informed Risod tehsildar Ajit Shelar to media.
Meanwhile, Maharashtra is on the top the list of states witnessing sudden spurt of COVID-19 cases indicating second wave of the virus.
After a gap of almost four months, the state reported more than 8,000 new infections in a single day after a gap of over four months, health officials said.