Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)
Mangaluru, Jan 28: Covid infection is spreading among the school children of Dakshina Kannada district with over 400 students having been infected. In addition, 68 teachers are also suffering from the ailment. It is gathered that the education department has instructed schools to close down wherever large number of infections are noticed.
There is information that 421 school children and 68 teachers were identified with this infection between January 1 and 27. Health minister Dr K Sudhakar has said that in Beltangady alone, 57 students and eight teachers have been identified to be suffering from this infection. Even though Mangaluru is said to be witnessing a large number of infections, the number of students getting admitted into hospitals has been minimal.
Dakshina Kannada district Covid nodal officer Dr Ashok said that the school heads have been instructed to take all suitable measures even when the number of cases reported are less than five.