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Over 100 students test Covid positive in Belagavi, parent raise concern - 1 min read

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Belagavi: According to sources, over 100 children have tested positive for Covid in Athani on Saturday January 15, causing concern among parents and authorities in Belagavi District.

The majority of the students are from rural areas and have mild symptoms. They are all in quarantine at home.

Fifteen children and a teacher from Yakkunchi village’s Government High School tested positive. On the outskirts of Athani, at Banajawad Education Societies Residential Primary, Intermediate, and Pre-University College, 62 students have been positive. The virus has infected two students in Halyal PHC, seven in Ugar PHC, three in Shivanur PHC, and ten in Anantapur PHC.

Dr. Basagouda Kage, the Taluk Health Officer, and other health officials visited the school and college campuses, sanitised them, and sealed them. Officials will visit all children’s homes to assess their health, informed Kage.

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