At least 41 students and six staff members of different government and private schools tested positive in Kashmir on Monday.
At least 44 individuals of three educational establishments tested Covid-19 positive in central Kashmir’s Budgam district.
Officials of the School Education Department said that they conduct a sampling of one of the higher secondary school in Budgam where at least 33 students and four staff members were tested Covid-19 positive.
The officials said that in the Beerwah zone, five students of an orphanage school, Apna Ghar, also tested positive for the deadly virus.
“In Delhi Public School in Budgam, two staff members also tested coronavirus positive,” the officials said.
“We have asked the district administration to close those institutions for at least five days from Friday,” they added.
Meanwhile, authorities in the Budgam district also said two students of Sheikh ul Aalam Memorial Degree College Budgam also tested Covid-19 positive on Thursday.
Earlier, on Wednesday, at least 53 students and four faculty members of different schools in the Kashmir division were tested positive for Covid-19 that prompted the authorities to close the institutions impermanent.