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Nawanshahr emerging as hot spot of COVID again

Nawanshahr emerging as hot spot of COVID again

NAWANSHAHR, FEBRUARY 23, 2021:  Nawanshahr, which was the first hot spot of pandemic COVID-19 last year, after the death, Baldev Singh, resident of village Pathlawa was the first victim of COVID -19 in the month of March last year, has now again started witnessing a rise in the number of fresh cases of Covid-19.

The number of students testing positive for the virus has crossed 250 in the past two weeks in the district. While on February 12, there were 122 students who tested positive, the number has crossed the 250 mark, which means that 128 more students have tested positive in just 10 days (from February 12 to 22).

Also, the exams of Classes VI to XII are underway. The Education Department, the administration, and the Health Department are already in a spot as there is no relief since last month.

Meetings are being held almost every day between the departments to chalk out various plans to curb the spread of the virus.

 Officials of the district Education Department (Secondary) have come up with a ‘way’ to ensure that social distancing is maintained in the schools and students do not come in contact with each other.

“We have been taking exams by making the students of board classes (VIII, X and XII) to appear in the morning and the students of rest of the classes come to their schools in the afternoon,” District Education Officer (Secondary) Jagjit Singh said.

Those students who have tested positive are taking their exams from home.

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