As many as 26 girl students of Chamakpur residential school under Thakurmunda block in Mayurbhanj district have tested Covid-19 positive on Friday.
Covid test of the students were conducted after majority of them showed symptoms of cold and cough. Swab samples of 15 other students have been sent to Baripada District Headquarters Hospital for testing.
The school has a total of 259 students along with 20 employees. Following the detection of 26 Covid infected students, all of them have been kept in isolation in the school premises.
Karanjia Sub-Collector, Thakurmunda BDO, Tehsildar and a doctor team will reach the school today to take stock of the situation.
Notably on November 23, at least 53 students of a girls’ high school in Sundergarh district had tested positive for Covid-19. All the students belong to a government aided school in the region.
Similarly, Sambalpur district administration has declared several hostels and staff quarters of Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR) as micro containment zone and buffer zones after as many as 31 MBBS students tested positive for Covid-19 recently.
As per the order issued by the office of the district collector, the measures have been taken in a larger public interest and with a view to contain the spread of Covid-19.
(Edited by Rashmi Ranjan Mohanty)