Budgam school closed for 5 days as teacher tests positive
Srinagar, Mar 05: The Budgam district administration has ordered closure of a government higher secondary school for five days after a teacher tested positive for Covid19.
In a letter to the school principal, the nodal officer of Covid19 mitigation cell has stated that the mass sampling of staff members of the institution was conducted and one of the teachers tested positive on March 4.
“As a prophylactic measure you are advised to close the school premises immediately for a period of not less than 5 days,” the official communication reads.
Moreover, all the primary and secondary contacts of the said teacher have been advised to self-isolate or quarantine themselves.
“Testing for all his contacts will be undertaken in due course of time,” the communication reads.
As already reported by this newspaper, one staff member of a government school in Srinagar and seven staff members of a leading private school of the city also tested positive for Covid19.
The surge in covid19 cases in educational institutions over the past few days has sent the parents into a tizzy as most of the schools are allegedly not following required precautions.
The schools have allegedly been found violating the basic guidelines on wearing face masks, maintaining social distance, etc. in the school premises. Most of the schools are allegedly allowing gathering of students for morning assembly as well.
In wake of this, the school education department has already formed 4-tier monitoring teams to monitor adherence to covid19 SOPs in all Government and private schools in Valley.(GK)