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Noida: Health Authorities on alert after 13 students, 3 staff test COVID positive

16 people 13 students and 3 teachers tested positive for COVID-19 at a school in sector-40 of the city

Noida: Health Authorities on alert after 13 students, 3 staff test COVID positive
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Health authorities in Noida are on their toes after 16 people 13 students and 3 teachers tested positive for COVID-19 at a school in sector-40 of the city. In a bid to break the chain of infection, officials said that the school has moved to an online mode of classes for a week.

As per a report, students from classes 6, 9 and 12 have tested positive for the virus. The exact number of students from each class is yet to be ascertained.

3 Students Test Positive at 2 Schools in Ghaziabad

This isn't the first school in Uttar Pradesh where COVID cases have been reported. Earlier, three students enrolled at two private schools in Ghaziabad tested positive for coronavirus. Following this, one of the schools, located in Ghaziabad's Indirapuram, announced three days' closure.

Ghaziabad Chief Medical Officer Dr. Bhavtosh Shankhdhar said that of the three students, two are from one school and of these two, one lives in Noida. "Their COVID-19 test results were known while the students were at their homes and not in school. We will be carrying our tests and vaccinations in the schools," the doctor told P.

On being asked if the children have been diagnosed with the latest XE variant of the virus, the senior doctor said the details are yet to be ascertained.

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