Bengaluru boarding school closes after 60 students test positive for Covid-19

The coronavirus has been detected in 60 children at a residential school in Bengaluru’s Electronic City. One student is being treated at Lady Curzon and Bowring Hospital, while another is being isolated at home because of a high temperature.

The remaining students at Sri Chaitanya Girls’ Residential School, who are all asymptomatic so far, have been isolated at a school-run isolation facility. Officials from the civic body claimed they are being cared for by workers from a private health centre. The school is now closed, with the possibility of reopening on or after October 20.

On September 5, the school started physical education sessions for senior students with 57 completely vaccinated staff members, including 22 teachers, and 485 students. On September 26, one of the students from Ballari began to experience symptoms like fever, vomiting, and diarrhoea, and she was confirmed with the virus.

According to Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike officials, all of the students were then examined; 27 of 105 students who had Rapid Antigen Test were found to be infected, while another 33 of 424 convicts who got RTPCR test were found to be positive.

The youngsters were tested on September 27, according to a report in The Hindu by district health officer G Srinivas.

He claimed 14 individuals from Tamil Nadu and 46 from various regions of Karnataka were infected. The hostel’s room-sharing arrangement has recently been altered by the authorities. Previously, four students had stayed in the same room. The number of detainees per room has now been increased to two. Srinivas stated that the school may only resume classes. “We are keeping a careful eye on the situation,” Srinivas added.

Meanwhile, even though the authorities have finished sanitising the school and hostel grounds, parents of many pupils have demanded that their children be returned to them.

About 12 students from a school in the Kolar district tested positive for the virus, and six students from two additional schools were also discovered to be afflicted.

Last week, the state government permitted 100% attendance in physical education sessions.

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