Bengaluru: Atleast 60 students at the Sri Chaitanya Girls’ Residential School have tested positive for covid-19 here on Sunday.
Of the 60 covid positive students, one student, who had a high fever has been admitted to Lady Curzon and Bowring Hospital, one is under home quarantine, while the remaining 58 students are under quarantine in the hostel, said District Collector of Bengaluru Urban District, J Manjunath to ANI.
Further, Manjunath said, “After a student had symptoms of vomiting, diarrhea, etc. he was tested and turned out positive with the virus. Following this one case of covid-19, overall 480 students and 57 teaching and non-teaching staff were tested for covid-19.”
Of the 60 covid-19 positive students, 14 are from Tamil Nadu and 46 are from different parts of the state.
“After one week once again we will conduct a covid test of the remaining students. Till now, we have done 105 rapid antigen tests and 424 RT-PCR tests. Our team has camped here itself at the quarantine center. We are keeping a close watch.” said Manjunath.
Reportedly, on September 6, adhering to all the covid-19 protocols, the State government ordered to reopen the schools for classes 6-8.
Earlier, on August 23, 2021 state government had reopened schools for classes 9-12.