Sopore school shut for a week after three teachers test COVID-19 positive

Authorities on Saturday ordered closure of a school in Sopore area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district for a one week after three of its teachers were reported positive for COVID-19.

News agency GNS quoted Additional Deputy Commissioner Sopore Parvaiz Sajad Ganai saying the school shall remain shut for teachers and students for a week as a precautionary measure to contain further disease spread. 

Pertinently, amid rising number of COVID-19 cases lately, the government on Friday authorised Deputy Commissioners to take call on keeping open or closing the schools in respective districts amid a surge in infections in the union territory.

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