Schools in Noida and Ghaziabad have suspended physical classes for some time due to the increase in the number of Covid-19 cases in the last 48 hours. In a private school in Sector 40, more than 10 students tested positive, following which the institute started online classes for two days. Two schools in Ghaziabad have also reverted to online classes following the detection of cases.

“We have been told that a precautionary decision has been taken to keep the schools closed. We are organizing camps to check and check the status of vaccination. We will be in touch with schools for tracing purposes,” said Dr. Rakesh Gupta, Ghaziabad district surveillance officer.

A private school in Vaishali halted classes after three students were found to be COVID positive in the last 24 hours. Another private school in Ghaziabad on Saturday closed after a 13-year-old boy tested positive. Officials said that the boy had not received any vaccine dose.

“We have been hearing that cases are coming to the fore in more schools. This is a matter of concern as it was only recently when the restrictions were lifted. In some cases, parents shy away from sending kids. The situation should be closely watched, said Alok Singh, president of the Greater Noida Parents’ Association.

Most of the schools are likely to reopen on Monday as the week has a continuous government holiday. School officials have also asked parents to monitor the health of the children and inform the authorities in case of symptoms.

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