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Bihar school shut after principal tests positive for COVID-19

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PATNA—A school in Bihar has been shut after its principal was found infected with COVID-19 within four days of the education institutions getting opened in the state.

Education department authorities said a high school in Bihar’s Gaya district was shut after its principal communicated to them about himself testing positive for coronavirus and facing respiratory problems.

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The authorities have now announced to open this school only after all the school staffs and teachers who came in contact with the principal undergo COVD-19 tests and submit negative report.

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“The school has been closed till the sanitization of the school is completed and all the teachers and staff who came in contact with the headmaster are also tested,” a education department official Mustafa Hussain Manuri told the local media on Thursday.

All schools, colleges, educational institutions and coaching centres got opened on January 4 after remaining shut for nine months.

In the beginning, only upper sections have been opened while the junior sections will be allowed to open later after a proper review, education department officials have announced.

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