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COVID-19 Update: 45 Students and One Teacher in a Telangana Residential School Tested Positive

Since last week, there has been an uptick in COVID instances in Telangana schools. According to a recent update, 45 children from the same school tested positive for COVID.

COVID-19 instances have been on the rise in Telangana recently. COVID-19 positive tests have recently been found in 45 pupils and one teacher at a Telangana residential school. One teacher at a government-run residential school has tested positive for Covid-19, along with the children.

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COVID instances have been recorded at the Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Gurukul school in Muthangi village, Sangareddy district, around 50 kilometres south of Hyderabad. On Monday, November 29, 2021, health officials conducted tests and inspected 491 pupils and instructors.

COVID-19 Update
COVID-19 Update

Samples to be sequenced in the genome

The COVID-positive students’ samples were sent to Hyderabad for genome sequencing by the health authority. According to the official, the affected kids are being held in isolation at the school’s hostel, and the situation is now steady. All of this began three days ago, when a girl became ill. The school administrators decided to test all children because she was exhibiting suspicious Covid signs.

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Infection rates among Telangana students

It’s worth noting that the number of instances in Telangana is fast rising. It isn’t the first time that a large number of people have tested positive from the same location. Last week, Mahindra University near Hyderabad closed after 25 students and five staff members tested positive for the virus. When University officials conducted Covid testing on 1,700 students and staff members, the cases were discovered.

The university had declared a 15-day holiday at the time, and online classes began on November 29, 2021. Following the reopening of educational institutions in Telangana on September 1, more cases in minors have been reported. The High Court allowed residential schools to resume in the last week of October after the education administration promised to take all necessary precautions.

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