72 students in Haryana test COVID-19 positive   

Days after schools were reopened in Haryana, nearly 72 students of 12 government schools in Rewari have tested positive for coronavirus

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Days after the schools were reopened in Haryana, nearly 72 students of 12 government schools in Rewari have tested positive for coronavirus. As per another report, 11 students and 8 teachers in Jind have also tested positive.

The development comes after the schools for classes 9 to 12 in the state were reopened a few days ago after remaining shut for nearly seven months due to the coronavirus pandemic. Most of these schools reopened on November 2.

The state government, however, said that it will not shut all schools. Haryana’s education minister Kanwar Pal said that only the schools where Covid-19 positive cases have been detected will remain shut for two weeks.

“The schools where Covid-19 cases were reported to have been closed for two weeks. Wearing of masks and social distancing norms to be strictly followed. The whole system cannot remain shut due to Covid-19,” the minister said.

Reacting to the situation, the nodal officer said the testing was done on a random basis as a movement has gone up during the festive season.

Earlier on November 17, Haryana reported 2,450 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the tally in the state to 2,04,477, while 25 more fatalities pushed the death toll to 2,063.

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