Poonch school closed for five days after principal, 36 girl students test COVID-19 positive

Poonch Oct 5: Authorities in J&K’s Poonch district ordered closure of Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Mandi for five days with immediate effect after the Principal and 36 students tested COVID-19 positive during a mass testing campaign on Tuesday.

The mass testings at the higher secondary schools are being held following directions by the UT government last month that mandate screening of staff and students for resuming offline classes at the institutions.


During such a COVID-19 testing camp at GHSS Mandi today, 36 girls and the principal were found positive for the viral disease, Chief Education Officer Poonch, Abdul Majeed told Greater Kashmir.

Majeed further informed that the institution has been closed for five days with immediate effect as a precautionary measure after which the affected will be retested for further course of action.

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