Ayushi Bisht|Nov 30, 2023
- Dehradun school declared micro-containment zone as 16 students test positive for Covid-19
Dehradun school declared micro-containment zone as 16 students test positive for Covid-19
Welham Girls' School in Panchpuri colony of Dalanwala was converted into a micro-containment zone at the recommendation of Dehradun's chief medical officer.
DEHRADUN: Dehradun's Welham Girls' School was declared a micro-containment zone on Wednesday as 16 students tested positive for COVID-19. "Six of these students tested positive on Tuesday and the rest over the past one week," Dehradun District Magistrate R Rajesh Kumar said. The girls who have contracted the viral infection have been kept in isolation in a Covid cell built inside the school premises, he said.
Welham Girls' School is a famous residential school in Panchpuri colony of Dalanwala, Dehradun. It was converted into a micro-containment zone at the recommendation of Dehradun's chief medical officer, officials said.
On Wednesday, Uttarakhand reported 23 new Covid cases, with Dehradun alone accounting for 14 of them. Covid infections had dropped to single digit in the state in recent months.
Recently, Congress leader in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Monday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to allow hybrid classes as schoolchildren continue to remain unvaccinated against COVID-19. In his letter to the prime minister, he claimed that there is a lack of availability of Covaxin and Covishield, and most children below 18 years remain unprotected. Many cases of the COVID-19 infection have surfaced in the below 18 years of age category, Chowdhury claimed.
At least 63 per cent parents say schools should make online classes available if district COVID-19 positivity rate crosses 5 per cent so that learning is not disrupted for impacted students, according to a new survey.
(With inputs from PTI)
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