Bulk of students test positive in many educational institutions of Kashmir

Bulk of students test positive in many educational institutions of Kashmir

By: Khurshid Bhat MK


Dozens of students have tested positive in the past few days to the covid-19 virus making the parents and students worried about the classroom culture as the students have been taking the classes in the online mode from the past so many years.

Especially during the covid lockdown all the educational institutions in Jammu and Kashmir switched to online classes and it was only during the current session that offline classes are being held here.

However, hundreds of fresh positive cases and especially in the educational intuitions has alarmed the parents who want the government to take the final call on this issue so that their wards are not infected.

The government will have to take a decision on this issue as soon as possible as the second wave of covid is spreading more fast especially in the past three days.

Meanwhile Hindustan Times in its report said that 50 students from two south Kashmir schools including 36 students in a private school in Kulgam district and 14 in a government school in Anantnag district were found infected with coronavirus along with a handful of teachers and staff during random testing drives in schools in Kashmir over the past couple of days. Concerned parents are now requesting the government to close the schools to safeguard children’s health.

Apart from the two south Kashmir schools, which reported high number of infections among the students, two staff members of a prominent girl’s higher secondary school in Srinagar, a teacher and two students in two government schools of central Kashmir’s Budgam, a staff member and a student of a higher secondary school in north Kashmir’s Bandipora were also reported positive for the disease.

All the six schools which reported fresh infections have been closed for various durations. Two schools in the city outskirts were already closed a few days back after their staff members tested positive.

“These are scary reports and we don’t want the lives of our children to be at stake. I am confused whether to stop sending my child to school for the time being or to allow her to continue,” said Shameema, mother of a class-10 girl student in Srinagar.

With inputs from HT


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