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13 students test positive for COVID-19 in Zilla Parishad High School

District Educational Officer M Sai Rao said the authorities closed the Zilla Parishad High School for a week after the reports came in. 

Published: 20th December 2020 08:25 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th December 2020 08:25 AM   |  A+A-

A cleanliness worker disinfects an exam paper evaluation centre at a school in Tirunelveli

The teams organised a sanitation drive in Srisailam mandal (File Photo | V Karthikalagu, EPS)

By Express News Service

KURNOOL: Thirteen students — 12 from Zilla Parishad High School studying class 10 and one Intermediate student from KGBV— tested positive for COVID-19 in Rudravaram mandal. 

The incident came to light after health officials conducted tests for over 100 children in the mandal.

District Educational Officer M Sai Rao said the authorities closed the Zilla Parishad High School for a week after the reports came in. 

​Speaking to The New Indian Express, the DEO said special teams including a tahsildar, mandal parishad development officer and a Sub-Inspector visited the school and also the houses of the infected students to conduct a detailed inquiry. 

The teams organised a sanitation drive in Srisailam mandal too, he added.



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