Schools reopen in Aurangabad, 2 teachers test covid positive

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Schools reopened for courses 9 and 10 in Maharashtra’s Aurangabad district on Monday, at the same time as two teachers have examined positive for coronavirus, a civic official stated.

There was good response from college students in the civic-run faculties on the primary day, the official stated, including that the precise variety of college students who attended the courses might be recognized by night.

While allowing reopening of faculties for Classes 9 and 10, which have been shut since March final 12 months following the outbreak of COVID-19, the Aurangabad Municipal Corporation has made coronavirus test necessary for teachers.

From December 28 until January 3, 1,358 teachers and different employees of varied faculties underwent RT-PCR assessments. Out of them, two teachers and one employees member have thus far examined positive for coronavirus, the official stated.

When contacted, the civic physique’s schooling officer Ramnath Thore advised PTI that they’ve obtained good response from college students.

“However, some students were sent back home as they didn’t have consent of their parents. The students are enthusiastic about coming back to school and we will surely see a rise in the number in the coming days,” he stated.

Ajay Nilangekar, a senior instructor from a personal faculty right here, stated college students got here to attend courses in good numbers in the morning.

“We have almost one-third strength on the first day.

The classes will take place for four hours every day.

Sanitisation of the premises is done before the school starts and will be done again after the classes are over,” he stated.

Aparna Jabras, mom of a Class 9 pupil who’s at the moment attending on-line courses, stated she is going to wait and watch earlier than taking a choice on whether or not to ship her son to highschool or not.

“As going to school is optional, my son can attend the classes online,” she stated.

Anagha Vasekar, whose son can be learning in Class 9 in one other personal faculty right here, stated, “I am ready to send my son to school. The studies have already been hampered a lot, hence I will send him to school.” Till Sunday, the COVID-19 tally in Aurangabad was 45,762, whereas 1,206 individuals have thus far died because of the illness, as per official figures.

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