Many schools in Karnataka shut after 50 teachers test COVID positive

  • | Wednesday | 6th January, 2021

On Tuesday, 50 teachers tested positive in different parts of the state, leading to the closure of several schools. More teachers and students have contracted Covid-19 after schools reopened in the state on January 1. 

On Tuesday, 50 teachers tested positive in different parts of the state, leading to the closure of several schools. More teachers and students have contracted Covid-19 after schools reopened in the state on January 1. 

In Belagavi, 22 teachers who tested positive are in-home quarantine and are not in contact with colleagues or students. A school at Kadoli village in Belagavi taluk was shut for a day after a teacher showed Covid-19 symptoms.

AB Pundalik, deputy director of public instruction, Belagavi educational district, said teachers had undergone Covid-19 tests last week. “Those with symptoms were asked not to come to school and those who tested negative conducted classes for the tenth standard students,” he added.

Seven schools in Chitradurga district were shut down for two days from Tuesday after six teachers, including four women and a second division assistant, tested positive. “All have been sent to home quarantine and schools have been sanitised, said Chitradurga DDPI Ravishankar Reddy.



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