- Sixteen students of a school at Ghansoli in Navi Mumbai have tested positive for coronavirus
- The infected students are undergoing treatment at the facility in Vashi.
- Till now, 811 students in the school have been tested over the last three days.
At least 18 students of a school in Navi Mumbai's Ghansoli were found coronavirus positive and admitted to a local COVID Care Centre, a civic official said on Saturday. They are students of Classes 8 to 11, the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) official said.
"The father of one of the students had returned from Qatar on December 9. The man, who resides with his family at Gothivali in Ghansoli, had tested negative for the COVID-19 infection. However, when his family members were tested, his son, a Class 11 student of the school, was found infected," he said.
"18 students of a school in Ghansoli, Navi Mumbai, have tested COVID19 positive, out of more than 950 students who've been tested. The school will be shut for the next week; remaining students to be tested at their residences today," said NMMC Commissioner, Abhijit Bangar.
(with PTI inputs)