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Maharashtra school sealed after 48 students, 3 staff test positive for Covid-19

The authorities on Sunday sealed Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya in Takli Dhokeshwar, Ahmednagar after 48 students and 3 staff tested positive for Covid-19. The school has over 400 students across classes 5 to 12. All the students and staff members were subjected to RT-PCR tests, Parner Taluka health officer Dr Prakash Lalge told PTI.

The residential school has been sealed after the outbreak of the viral infection. Part of the Navodaya Vidyalaya network, the school is located at Takali Dhokeshwar village in Ahmednagar district. Reports suggest that the school has been sealed and the area has been declared a containment zone.

Earlier last week, 19 students from the residential school in Parner tehsil had tested positive for the viral infection. Health officials said most of the students and teachers are asymptomatic.

“So far, 51 people, including 48 students and three staff members, from the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya have tested positive for the Covid-19 infection. All of them have been isolated and hospitalised. Most students are asymptomatic and their health is stable,” said Parner taluka health officer Dr Prakash Lalge.

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(With inputs from agencies)

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