Navi Mumbai: 18 students of a school in Ghansoli tested positive for COVID-19; samples sent for genome sequencing

The school will be shut for the next week; remaining students to be tested at their residences today.

Free Press JournalUpdated: Saturday, December 18, 2021, 04:48 PM IST
article-image
Representational Image | ANI Photo

18 students of a school in Ghansoli, Navi Mumbai, have tested Covid-19 positive, out of total 950 students who've been tested from the school. The student's sample has been sent for genome sequencing said, NMMC Commissioner, Abhijit Bangar

The school will be shut for the next week; remaining students to be tested at their residences today.

"The source student's father had a travel history to Qatar but had tested negative upon RT-PCR. All close contacts of COVID-19 positive students will be traced for testing." added Abhijit Bangar

On Friday, a total of 44 persons found positive of COVID-19 of which 17 persons including 16 students were from Ghansoli. At present, there are 355 active cases under the NMMC area.

(To receive our E-paper on whatsapp daily, please click here. To receive it on Telegram, please click here. We permit sharing of the paper's PDF on WhatsApp and other social media platforms.)

RECENT STORIES

SC dismisses petition by police exam aspirant seeking compensation from Youtube for sexually...

SC dismisses petition by police exam aspirant seeking compensation from Youtube for sexually...

Uttar Pradesh: Mathura court sentences rapist of minor girl to death in 57 days

Uttar Pradesh: Mathura court sentences rapist of minor girl to death in 57 days

Shocking! Woman sets her two daughters ablaze in Karnataka's Kolar, taken into custody

Shocking! Woman sets her two daughters ablaze in Karnataka's Kolar, taken into custody

Something hot brewing amid race for CM's chair in Himachal? State Congress workers stop party...

Something hot brewing amid race for CM's chair in Himachal? State Congress workers stop party...

Cyclone Mandous: 13 flights cancelled at Chennai airport; check details here

Cyclone Mandous: 13 flights cancelled at Chennai airport; check details here