Rajouri : According to officials, sixteen more students and two staff members of Government Higher Secondary School in the Sawjiyan area of Mandi in the Poonch district have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
The development comes a day after thirty-five students and Principal of government Girls Higher secondary School Mandi tested positive for the pathogen.
Like the case of Girls Higher Secondary School Mandi, the authorities have ordered the closure of the School in Sawjiyan also for five days.
Official sources said all these students and two staffers were isolated and informed about measures while they recuperated.
CEO Poonch Abdul Majid said that the school had been ordered to be closed for five days (The Awam News)