Pandemic concerns rise again in Jaipur as 12 school students test COVID positive on Tuesday
Amidst the rising scale of coronavirus in Rajasthan, state capital Jaipur has been caught in a COVID scare. Reportedly, 12 students of Jaishree Periwal International School in the city tested positive for the infection on Tuesday, raising health concerns here.
As per reports, this sudden virus spike has been linked to the reopening of city schools at 100% capacity from November 15. It is to be noted that around 19 COVID cases among children have cropped up in Jaipur post-Diwali (November 4), strengthening the fears of a pediatric pandemic wave.
Contact tracing reveals 12 COVID cases in Jaipur school
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According to officials, the private school conducted a contact tracing drive when one of the students who had just returned from Mumbai tested COVID positive. A total of 185 children were sampled for testing and of them, around 12 affirmed for the virus.
"Since there has been a report of Covid cases in Class 11th, as a precautionary measure, we are screening all school faculty and staff starting today to ensure the continued safety of our students and staff. This process will take four days. Hence, classes will be held online for Classes 6-12 from Wednesday onwards. The physical school will resume on Monday (November 29)."
The erstwhile warnings of a COVID spike in young children have started to brew pandemic worries in Jaipur. Before this, two students of SMS School and one from Neerja Modi School had also tested COVID positive in the city, adding to the district's troubles. On November 17, the pandemic causality of a 2.5-year-old toddler in the Pink City raised alarms.