coronavirus update indiaas on : 25 November 2020 05:48 GMT+5:30
Andhra Pradesh: Teacher Test COVID-19 Positive,Negligence Leaves 14 Students Infected
The state reported 6,000-8,000 in September as against 10,000 daily infections in August.
Andhra Pradesh: Teacher Test COVID-19 Positive, Negligence Leaves 14 Students Infected
New Delhi: In Andhra Pradesh's Guntur at least 14 children have tested positive for coronavirus allegedly from a tuition teacher in the distrcit, as per the officials. All the children are below 12 years had attended the tuition class by the teacher couple, who had tested positive they added.
Along with the students, few parents have also tested positive, they added.
"On September 25, one person died of COVID-19 at Guntur government hospital. So far the area where he came from was a green zone with no cases. We tested 250 people of who 39 turned out positive. Fourteen were children from 8-12 years who had been attending tuition at a common point," Dr. Seshu Kumar, PHC, Bhatluru village, said.
Meanwhile, the district administration has issued the notice to the teacher for holding classes in the violation of the coronavirus protocols issued by the government.
The teacher was an English lecturer at the junior college in Narasaraopet. His wife was pregnant and reportedly tested positive before the delivery. However, she had safely delivered a baby.
"Since he is not allowed to conduct such classes according to COVID protocols and did it knowingly, we have issued notice to him," said Mandal Education Officer Srinivas Rao.
The incident came at a time when the number of coronavirus cases in the state is on the downward curve. The administration is however worried about the new superspreaders, due to ti the negligence, especially in the rural areas.
Andhra Pradesh has crossed seven lakh positive cases and stands second in the country after Maharashtra.