In a shocking incident, around 54 students tested Covid Positive at a school in Haryana's Karnal. As per a report in NDTV, three students of the school had tested positive on March 1 and after contact-tracing and testing more students, 54 more were found positive. The building has been sealed and declared a containment zone.
In an order on February 22, the state government had 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.
The Haryana Government had decided to reopen the schools in the state for students of classes 1 and 2 from March 1.
The Haryana government, on February 24 had reopened schools for students of classes 3 to 5. The schools have been asked have to follow all COVID-19 related guidelines and standard operating procedures (SOPs).
The state government had earlier announced that regular classes for Class 3 to 5 students would be held only for three hours daily from 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM amid strict adherence to COVID-19 guidelines and SOPs.
The department issued orders for the reopening of government and private primary schools in the state after they were closed for almost a year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Schools in Haryana reopened for higher classes in December last year while students of Classes 6 to 8 were allowed to attend from February 1 this year.