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Pune: 19 Navodaya School Students Test COVID-19 Positive

Pune: A total of 19 students from a Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya in Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar district have tested COVID-19 positive, a senior official said on Friday.

“Nineteen students tested positive over the last three to four days. All are isolated and hospitalized. Most of them have no symptoms and some have only mild illness,” district collector Rajendra Bhosale was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.

“We are conducting RT-PCR testing of remaining students as well as teachers, non-teaching staff and visitors,” he said.

Part of the Navodaya Vidyalaya network under the Union education ministry, this residential school is located at Takali Dhokeshwar village in Parner tehsil of the district.

There are more than 400 students across classes V to XII in the school.