In a recent update from Quint, parents of a well-known school in Noida have decided not to send their kids to school as a father of a student studying in the same school has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
As per TOI, the renowned school is located in Sector 135 of Noida and was closed on Tuesday for fumigation.
Yesterday, the news of the first man to test positive for COVID-19 in Delhi surfaced. The man had a travel history to Italy, where many people are suffering from Coronavirus infection.
As per the sources, on his return, he visited a doctor in Mayur Vihar. And, when the symptoms didn’t show signs of abating, he was tested for coronavirus. He is currently recuperating in the quarantine ward of Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital in Delhi.
As his kid’s several classmates and friends residing in Noida and Delhi attended his kid’s birthday party, there are many who are at risk of contracting the virus.
The Ministry of Health has reached out to all those who were present and tests are being conducted. In the meantime, they have all been advised to self-quarantine for 14 days.
Though the school has not directly commented on the coronavirus scare. But, as per Quint, a circular from the school does talk about the exam schedule being postponed. This is what the circular says:
Due to certain unavoidable circumstances we will be postponing the exams scheduled today. The new dates will be communicated shortly. The Board exams will continue as normal. The children of classes 7-11 may come for extra classes if they wish. Class 6 and IGCSE classes continue with the study leave.
Though the parents, who didn’t want to be identified, shared how they are keeping their children home and awaiting official confirmation and instructions from the school.
Several parents and children who attended the party are under self-quarantine.
There have been 5 confirmed cases of coronavirus in India, one each from Delhi and Telangana and three from Kerala. All three infected persons in Kerala have recovered.
At IFORHER, we request every community member not to panic about the Coronavirus infections. Rather, take the required precautions to protect yourself and your family.