Hamirpur/Mandi (HP): Forty students of a privately managed Vijay Model school of Dharampur kaswa in Mandi district have been found Corona positive along with three staff members.
All have been put in isolation. The school has been declared as a containment zone.
Four students studying in classes 9th to 12th felt symptoms of cough and cold and were taken to a local hospital for treatment, as per reports. They were found suffering from CORONA and thereafter other students were also checked and all forty were found suffering from the Virus.
SDM of Sarkaghat, Rahul Jain, who is looking after the additional charge of the Dharampur division, said he was constantly monitoring the situation. The condition of all corona patients was stable, he added.
In this school, 130 students live in the hostel and they are not allowed to move out of school. In such a situation, the risk of spreading the infection outside the school remains low, but the staff members keep coming and going to the market.
The detection of such a large number of students CORONA positive has created a sense of uneasiness and uncertainty in the official circles as well as in the public.
There are reports that Chief Minister, Jai Ram Thakur has sought a complete report from the district administration regarding such a large number of students turning positive when the government was planning to restart the schools in a week’s time.
The Chief Minister has also asked the Dharampur MLA and Jal Shakti minister, Mohinder Singh Thakur to remain in touch with the Dharampur people being local MLA.