Another 20 students of Hatamuniguda Government High School in Bissamcuttack block of the district also tested positive for Covid.
Under the new protocol, passengers only need to produce a negative RT-PCR test certificate taken 48 hours before departure.
The Jharkhand government has reduced the rates for RTPCR and rapid antigen tests for COVID-19 by Rs 100 with immediate effect.
DHO Vishvesvaraiah said that they have lodged a complaint with the local police to trace the origin of fake RT-PCR tests and register criminal cases against those who are indulging into this.
The passengers whose destination is Bhubaneswar will have to isolate themselves at home till the result is out.
To date, 95 international travellers were tested positive for Covid on arrival. Omicron cases not linked to international travellers was 63.
Along with this, normal RT-PCR test costing Rs 600 per passenger is also available at the airport, the CSMIA said in a statement.
ICMR responded that while it held that RTPCR test should not be done on COVID-19 positive patients, doctors could still recommend re-testing within 14 days of initial test.
The positivity rate among those aged over 18 years (13.8 per cent) was relatively higher than those aged 0-17 years (11.6 per cent) and comparable with the overall positivity.
“As children are not eligible for vaccination, and schools have reopened for Class 6 to 12 from August 15, testing was ramped up,” the Department of Health and Family Welfare Services stated.
The advantage of this test is that it can detect the virus even before the emergence of symptoms and allows early isolation, preventing the spread of the infection.
According to the memo, no child shall be compelled by any school management to physically attend offline classes if his or her parents are not inclined to send them.
The only way for Indian students who have got admission to Canada varsities is to take a connecting flight to Canada where they will have to obtain a negative RT-PCR certificate from a third country.
Syed Mohammad (32) a native of Manjeshwar in Kasaragod district was visiting Kodagu along with his wife Ayesha Rehman(27).
Sources said the State has 1.4 crore population of people aged below 18 years old for whom Covid vaccine has not been introduced yet.