Published: 09th February 2021
Close to 200 students, 7 students in a Malappuram school test COVID positive, after Kerala schools reopen
In the other case, 39 students and 36 teachers of the Vanneri higher secondary school at Ponnani tested positive
Around 190 students and 70 teachers from two government schools in Kerala were tested covid positive. The schools are based in Malappuram. Both the schools have been closed now for disinfecting.
Around 190 students and 70 teachers of two government schools in Malappuram have tested positive for COVID-19, prompting health officials to ask school authorities in the district to keep extra vigil and strictly implement the COVID-19 protocol. A district health official said around 150 students and 34 teachers of the Maranchery higher secondary school tested positive for the virus on Sunday.
"Over 600 students of the school were subjected to virus testing after a student had tested positive late last week. All the students who were tested positive belonged to Class X and classmates of the student who tested positive first," the official said.
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In the other case, 39 students and 36 teachers of the Vanneri higher secondary school at Ponnani tested positive. The rapid rate of spread of the virus has made authorities implement stricter norms of social distancing and other health protocols in all schools.
District health authorities have asked school authorities to strictly implement use of masks and thermal testing of students. Parents and family members of students and teachers who tested positive have been instructed to go into quarantine.
Both the schools have been closed for disinfecting, officials said.