Maharashtra school sealed after 52 students test positive for coronavirus

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Authorities in Maharashtra have reportedly sealed a school in the Ahmednagar district after 52 students tested positive for COVID-19.

On Saturday 19 students from this school had tested positive for coronavirus. Reacting to the development, Ahmednagar district collector Rajendra Bhosale had said that all students belonged to Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya and had only a mild illness.

“Nineteen students tested positive over the last three to four days. All are isolated and hospitalised. Most of them have no symptoms and some have only mild illness,” news agency PTI had quoted Bhosale as saying.

NDTV reported on Sunday that the number of students testing positive for the virus had gone up to 52, prompting the authorities to seal the school.

India is bracing for the new wave of coronavirus after several states detected many cases of Omicron variant. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday night addressed the nation to announce that his government was rolling out the booster doses for those in the frontline of the health service and people over 60 years of age. Modi also said that children aged between 15 and 18 years will be administered coronavirus vaccines.