Almost 19 students from Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya in Ahmednagar have been tested positive for Covid-19, said the district collector today in the midst of a Covid outbreak.
The samples of 450 students studying at Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya a residential CBSE-affiliated school in the district’s Takli Dhokeshwar village were sent for testing, of which 19 have come back positive. Analysis of all 450 samples is still underway, said the district collector Rajendra Bhosale.
The students who tested positive for coronavirus have been isolated and are currently quarantined at Parner’s Rural Hospital, where they are being treated.
The district is also tracing all close and distant contacts of the students, with 100 per cent RT-PCR testing of all contacts presently underway, added the collector.
As the country is trying to contain the spread of Omicron variant the positive cases in the Maharashtra school is making the task of authorities more difficult.
Just this past week, 29 students tested positive for Covid at a Bengal branch of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, while, a few days prior, 18 students were found Covid positive at a school in Maharasthra’s Navi Mumbai.
Earlier, 10 students and a teacher tested positive for COVID-19 at a school in Karnataka, along with this 59 students and 10 staffs were found to be infected with COVID-19 in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya branch in Karnataka in early December.