39 Students And 5 Staffers Contract COVID-19 In Maharashtra Hostel

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Maharashtra COVID-19: 39 students and 5 employees from a hostel in Maharashtra’s Latur city have contracted the COVID-19 infection. An official reported about the same on Tuesday.

A total of 360 students were tested for the virus, out of which 39 students belonging to class 9 to 10 tested positive. Also, 30 people out of the 60 teaching plus non-teaching staff had to be tested. Only 5 of them contracted the COVID-19 infection as of now.

Health officer Mahesh Patil from the Latur Municipal Corporation said that the COVID-19 test results of the other staff members will be available by the end of the day.

A girl and her 13 roommates contract COVID-19 infection

Mr Patil added that the test had been conducted on one of the hostel’s girls. After she tested positive, 13 of her roommates had also tested positive. Now all the infected people have quarantined in a government hostel in the city.

In the meanwhile, the Maharashtra government has announced a fresh set of restrictions on Mumbai, Amravati, Aurangabad, Nashik and Yavatmal among many other areas. This is due to the rise in COVID-19 infections in the state. Maharashtra’s chief minister Uddhav Thackeray said that he was worried about the severity of a second wave if it hits the state’ on Sunday. He also said that it  “…it will be difficult to do it now and will strain the system.”

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