Government School teachers tested positive for COVID-19 in Dakshina Kannada

9:48 PM, Wednesday, January 6th, 2021

covid19Mangaluru : Two teachers from Government Higher Primary School were among the 44 who tested positive for COVID-19 in Dakshina Kannada on Tuesday.

According to Block Education Officer from Sullia H.D. Mahadev, the two teachers from Balapa and Subrahmanya, respectively, had undergone RT-PCR test before reopening of classes on January 1. Pending result, the teacher in the Balapa school took classes for students of Classes 6 and 7, while the teacher from Subrahmanya stayed away from school.

On Tuesday, the Health Department personnel informed the two teachers that their results had returned positive for COVID-19. Both the teachers were asymptomatic and they are under home quarantine. Mr. Mahadev said that action has been taken to do RT-PCR test for all students in Balapa. The school will remain closed for 17 days, he added.

According to a bulletin from Dakshina Kannada district administration, 36 COVID-19 patients were discharged on Tuesday and the number of active cases stood at 375.

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