Approximately 18 students studying in three private schools in two Uttar Pradesh cities tested positive for Covid-19, forcing the administration to shut the schools for three days.
Of the three schools, two are in Ghaziabad and one in Noida. The school will remain closed from April 11-13 as a precautionary measure. However, the online mode of classes will continue for the next three days.
The state government had demanded the schools resume physical classes from February 14. Gradually most of the schools, first for higher classes and then ultimately for all classes were reopened in the city.
The country has seen a sharp decline in COVID-19 cases in recent weeks, with the latest daily count of infection dropping to 796 on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Noida is currently having 54 active cases, while the neighboring Ghaziabad's active case tally rose to 28 after two new cases.