Two students of Sandipani Vidya Sankul tested positive for Covid-19 Friday and have been quarantined in the hostel.
The students had reported symptoms of cough and cold for the last few days and had undergone RT-PCR tests on Thursday, and their test results returned as positive for Covid-19 on Friday.
Dang collector Bhavin Pandya, accompanied by District Education Officer Manilal Bhusara, and District Epidemic Officer Dhansukh Gamit, visited the school and isolated the two students and have instructed them to test all the students and teachers.
“The students were isolated in separate rooms in the hostel premises. We will again carry out an RT-PCR test of them after 5 days. We have also given medicines and our team of doctors will visit the school regularly, to check their recovery,” Gamit told
The school had reopened on September 2, after the government lifted restrictions that had been imposed for the past one–and–a–half years in view of the pandemic.
Parents of students of the Ashram school who reached the school were not were allowed to meet their wards and stopped at the main gate.
“There are 378 primary schools and 66 secondary and higher secondary schools in Dangs district, run by the government. We have made an appeal to the teachers to get vaccinated and then come on duty.
All the teachers and non-teaching staffers of the schools complied on it and all of them are fully vaccinated and we have collected vaccination data from them, the district education officer further said.