3 students test positive for Covid at Ghaziabad school, offline classes suspended





A school in Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad suspended offline classes after three students tested positive for Covid-19. The cases were reported at KR Mangalam World School in Vaishali, the second instance in recent days after two students tested positive at another school in Ghaziabad.

School management issued a circular informing students and parents of the decision to call off offline classes for two days in light of the outbreak of infection. In the meantime, classes will be conducted in online mode.

“As three positive cases of Covid-19 have been reported in our school, the School Management has decided to suspend the offline classes for the next two days (11th April and 12th April,2022), we will continue imparting education through online classes, during these days,” the school said.

It also called on parents to monitor their wards’ health and follow necessary Covid-19 protocols.

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“The school is also conducting deep sanitisation of entire campus and buses everyday and following all Covid protocols,” the notice read.

The Uttar Pradesh government ordered schools in the state to reopen for all classes (Nursery to Class 12) on February 17. Offline classes for Class 9-12 students had already begun on February 7.

Covid-19 vaccination for adolescents in the 15-18 age group began on January 3, 2022. Vaccine coverage was further extended to children between 12-14 years from March 16 with Biological E’s intramuscular Corbevax shot, two doses of which are to be administered 28 days apart.

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(Inputs from Mayank Gaur)

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