At least 44 individuals of three educational establishments tested COVID-19 positive in central Kashmir’s Budgam district.
Officials of the School Education Department said that they conducted a sampling of one of the higher secondary school in Budgam where at least 33 students and four staff members were tested COVID-19 positive.
The officials said that in the Beerwah zone, five students of an orphanage school Apna Ghar also tested positive for COVID-19
“In DPS Budgam, two staff members were tested Coronavirus positive,” the official said.
“We have asked the district administration to close those institutions for at least five days from tomorrow,” he added.
Meanwhile, authorities in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district also said that two students of Sheikh ul Aalam Memorial Degree College Budgam tested COVID-19 positive on Thursday.
Earlier, on Wednesday, at least 53 students and four faculty members of different schools in the Kashmir division were tested positive for COVID-19.
The 51 students that were tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday includes 14 students from a Government High School Katsoo Srigufwara in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district, 36 students of Noorani Public School in Khull area of Damhal Hanjipora of Kulgam district and one student of Government Higher Secondary School Kaloosa Bandipora.
Pertinently, staff and students at several other schools in Jammu and Kashmir have tested positive for the virus. (KNO)