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Mumbai's St Joseph’s Boarding School sealed after 22 students test COVID-19 positive: Report

Four of these school students were below 12 years of age. They were shifted to the paediatric ward of Nair hospital. Eleven students aged 12 to 18 years were taken to Richardson and Cruddas COVID-19 ward and the other seven too were shifted to a COVID-19 ward.

August 26, 2021 / 06:27 PM IST
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St Joseph’s Boarding School in Agripada, Mumbai, was sealed by civic authorities on August 26 after 22 students of the school tested COVID-19 positive, India Today reported.

After schools reopened, 95 people of St Joseph’s were tested, out of whom, 22 were found to be COVID-19 positive.

Four of these school students were below 12 years of age. They were shifted to the paediatric ward of Nair hospital. Eleven students aged 12 to 18 years were taken to Richardson and Cruddas COVID-19 ward and the other seven too were shifted to a COVID-19 ward.

The entire school building has been sealed by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation.

Notably, some other publications have given different numbers vis-à-vis the number of students of St Joseph’s Boarding School who tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease. Moneycontrol has not been able to independently verify the exact count.

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Mumbai on August 25 reported 343 new COVID-19 cases and four deaths. Mumbai’s coronavirus case tally now stands at 7,42,004. The city has a recovery rate of 97 percent and the BMC has so far sealed 26 buildings (apart from St Joseph’s Boarding School).

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