Srinagar, Apr 2: Authorities have directed for closure of a Higher Secondary school in north-Kashmir’s Kupwara district for five days after at least three girl students alongside a middle-aged lecturer tested positive for COVID-19.
Block Medical Officer (BMO) while talking to Global News Service (GNS) said that three female students, all currently admitted in Class 11, besides a 40-year-old lecturer tested positive for the infection at Government Higher Secondary School Harie. “All the infected persons were immediately isolated”, the official said.
Meanwhile Chief Education Officer (CEO) Kupwara Abdul Hamid Fani has directed for closure of the institute for next five days, with effect from following Saturday. “The institute will remain closed for next five days, and upon its opening all the students and lecturers will tested again as a precautionary measure to rule out any exigency”, the official told Global News Service. (GNS)