Srinagar- Authorities in Budgam district of central Kashmir on Sunday ordered closure of three schools for at least three days, following detection of COVID-19 cases in these institutions.
In a letter to the three schools, the nodal officer for COVID-19 mitigation advised the institutions to close the school premises for at least three days in view of detection of COVID-19 cases during random testing.
The official also advised the primary and secondary contacts of persons who tested positive at these schools to self-isolate till authorities conduct COVID-19 test on them.
Meanwhile, an official said that the schools which have been closed include government middle school Hanjiguru Budgam, IEI school Budgam and Mazaharul Haq high school Budgam.
He said that in government middle school Hanjiguru and IEI school a few teachers have tested positive for Covid-19 while in Mazaharul Haq high school a teacher and a student tested positive.
High and higher secondary schools in Kashmir opened on Monday after remaining closed for nearly a year, following eruption of the COVID-19 pandemic in the early days of last year.
While middle schools will open on Monday for physical classes, primary classes will start operations from March 15.
Islamia College To Remain Closed Till March 13 After 2 Faculty Members Test Positive
Islamia College of Science and Commerce has ordered closure of the institution for a week after two faculty members tested positive for covid-19, officials said on Sunday.
“In view of the two faculty members reporting covid-19 positive, the College will remain closed for the students from March 8th to 13th. During this period all UG and PG classes will be conducted in online mode only through LMS,” reads an order issued by the institution.
Normal offline class work will start from 15 March onwards.”
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