Covid-19: Directorate of Education puts Delhi schools on alert as cases rise

New Delhi:

Delhi’s Directorate of Education (DoE) on Thursday has advised all the private as well as government schools to take necessary measures against Covid-19 in order to control the spread of infection. It asked school authorities to discontinue physical classes in case any Covid case is found in the premises.

“If any Covid case noticed/reported to school authority the same must be intimated to Directorate and concerned wing or school as a whole must be closed down for the time being,” read the official website. 

The DoE has asked to students, teachers and everyone present in the campus to keep wearing masks and maintain social distancing while being on the campuses. They are also advised to wash hands regularly and use hand santiser. 

The authorities are also advised to aware teachers and students about the Covid-19 infection and to ensure the practise of Covid-appropriate behaviour. 

Delhi on Wednesday logged 299 new Covid-19 infections with a daily positivity rate of 2.49 per cent. Delhi has 814 active cases at present.

In the latest, a teacher and a student of a private school in South Delhi were found Covid-19 positive, following which other students who were in the same class were sent home on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, all the schools in the national capital are closed for the next four days in view of Baisakhi, Good Friday and Easter Sunday. As per sources, the condition of Covid-19 positive student and the teacher is stable.

(With inputs from ANI)


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