Sharmili Mallick

Nine more students of a residential school in Deogarh have tested positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday. All of them are asymptomatic, said reports.

The students who have been tested positive for the virus have been kept in isolation in a separate room, said the residential school authorities.

A total of 221 people, including the students and staff of the school, had undergone antigen test for Covid-19. Out of which nine have been found to have contracted the virus.

The test were conducted after at least ten persons, including six students and four staff of the school had tested positive for Coronavirus on Tuesday.

The Deogarh district administration said that the positive students and staff have been isolated and all the Covid-19 protocols, sanitation and containment, are being followed at the school. If need arises, people will also be shifted to hospital.

On the other hand, State Chief Secretary on Wednesday chaired a high-level meeting to discuss the situation and chalk out a road map to deal with any emergency situation arising out of the new Covid variant. The move came after two cases of Omicron variant were detected in the State on Tuesday.

One of the patients who tested positive for Omicron had returned from Nigeria while the other arrived from Qatar.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has appealed the people of the State to remain alert and strictly adhere to Covid appropriate behaviour.