In a shocking incident, at least 54 students of a school in Haryana's Karnal have tested COVID-19 positive, officials said.
The state in December had given nod to students from Classes 9 to 12 to attend schools. After which student from Classes 3 to 5 were allowed to attend from February 24.
Three students of the school in Karnal were found positive on Monday. After contact-tracing and testing more students, 54 more were found positive, officials said.
The hostel building of the school has been sealed and declared a containment zone.
In an order on February 22, the Haryana government said it would divide every school into three wings. If a student in a wing is found to be COVID-19 positive, that wing will be closed for 10 days and the entire school will be sanitised. If students in more than one wing are found to be COVID-19 positive, the entire school will be closed for 10 days, it had said.
54 students of a school hostel have tested positive for COVID-19 in Karnal, Haryana. Our medical teams have reached the spot and the hostel is being marked as a containment zone: Yogesh Kumar Sharma, Civil Surgeon, Karnal pic.twitter.com/DZrONIenwp— ANI (@ANI) March 2, 2021