Mumbai’s St Joseph’s School Sealed As 16 Students Test Positive for COVID-19

A boarding school in Mumbai has been sealed due to Covid-19 cases (Representative image)

A boarding school in Mumbai has been sealed due to Covid-19 cases (Representative image)

Out of the total 22 people who tested positive for Covid-19, four were below 12 years while 12 were between 12 and 18 years of age.

  • New Delhi
  • Last Updated:August 26, 2021, 18:41 IST

St Joseph School in Mumbai has been sealed after 22 people including students tested positive. Out of the 22, four are below 12 years while 12 are between 12 to 18 years of age. The remaining six are above 18 years. A total of 95 people were tested for Covid-19 from the boarding school. The children below 12 years have been shifted to Nair hospital for pediatric care.

Notice by BMC
St Joseph’s School Mumbai sealed due to Covid-19 cases on campus

The Maharashtra State education minister Varsha Gaikwad earlier announced the reopening of schools in the state from August 17. While classes 5 to 8 had reopened in rural areas, classes 8 to 12 were to reopen in cities. Students were directed to bring consent letter from their parents.

Vaccination had been made compulsory for all teachers and staff members. Every school was directed to formulate a safe transportation plan for its students. Schools have been asked to work in shifts or alternate days.

Only 15-20 students have been advised to be present in class at a given time. As per the guidelines, one student will be seated per bench and a distance of six feet between benches must be maintained.

School hours are to be limited to three to four hours per day. Schools have been asked to provide isolation facilities and tie-up with the local health departments in case of any emergency situation.

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