Kupwara: At least 16 students of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) Puthsai Lolab in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district were tested positive for COVID-19.
Official sources said that 16 students have tested positive for COVID-19 at JNV Puthsai Lolab following which they were isolated and necessary precautionary measures are being taken to stop the further spread of the virus, besides ensuring that it doesn’t go to the nearby communities.
Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Kupwara, Dr. Mehraj Sofi said that their history is not known yet while more samples have been collected at the institute.
Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Sogam, Aijaz Ahmad said that all the Covid-19 positive students have been immediately isolated within the school premises to ensure there is no community spread.
“All the positive patients have been put under isolation for a period up to 10 days while mass testing will be done at the JNV, which will include both students and staff members,” he said