Haryana Schools Closed due to COVID: As per the latest update, the Haryana State Government has decided to close schools in three districts of the state again after over 150 students were found to be COVID-19 positive. To avoid any further spread of the contagion, authorities in the three districts promptly decided to close all educational institutions in their jurisdiction for next few days. Going by the official update, all the students and teachers, who have tested positive for Coronavirus are stable and under home isolation.
Districts Where Schools Have been Closed
According to the reports, three districts where schools have been closed due to COVID-19 outbreak are Rewari, Jind and Jhajjar. Reports have confirmed that, 91 students from 13 schools in Rewari district have tested positive for COVID-19, whereas 30 students and 10 teachers of various schools in Jind district were found to be infected. On similar lines, in Jhajjar district also, 34 Students and 2 Teachers were found to be infected with Coronavirus.
COVID-19 Positive students under Close Watch
Health Department officials said the schools where the students tested positive have been shut for a few days as per government guidelines. The department has also assured that a close watch is being kept on the health of students and teachers, who have been found to be positive. In addition to this, the health department has also begun contact tracing of all the people who might have come in close contact with the infected students and teachers, and all of them are also being screened and tested.
Action against Schools not Following COVID Protocols
Following the development of over 150 students testing positive for COVID-19, State Education Minister Anil Vij issued a statement saying that the health department teams will conduct checkups of students and staffers of all schools. In addition to this, he also warned that any school that was found to be lax in following of COVID-19 guidelines SOPs and Protocols will have to face strict action.
Schools in Haryana were reopened for in-person classes for the students from 2nd November onwards, nearly after a gap of 7 months. However, as of now, schools have been reopened for Class 9 to 12 students only, who have to produce a written consent from their parents to attend school.