Bhubaneswar: Amid fears of COVID-19 resurgence, a school in the capital city reopened Monday only two days after a teacher tested positive for the deadly virus.
Informing about the infected teacher, Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) commissioner Prem Chand Chaudhary Monday said, “A teacher was tested positive for COVID-19 in a school in Bhubaneswar following which we had closed the school for two days after consultation with the school authorities,” he said.
Briefing media persons, he said that they are in touch with the school’s principal and DEO and that they are keeping a close watch on the school. The said school is IRC Village High School in Nayapalli area.
He also informed that the infected teacher had come in contact with many students during classroom teaching. If anyone develops any sign of COVID-19, they will be subjected to tests.
Meanwhile, School & Mass Education Additional Secretary Pratap Kumar Mishra, in a letter to all the District Education Officers, has instructed schools, higher secondary schools and other educational institutions to ensure implementation of COVID-19 safety guidelines/protocols, besides maintaining adequate and strict sanitation measures.