117 school students have tested Covid positive In Chennai since September 1- Education News

A total of 34 students have tested Covid positive in Chennai on Wednesday taking the total number of students to 117 since September 1 when the schools in Tamil Nadu for Classes 9 to 12 reopened in the state.

Even as the authorities are pondering on the reopening of schools for junior classes in Tamil Nadu, a spike in Covid-19 cases among the school students has become a matter of worry for the state health and education departments. A few teachers have also tested positive since the schools reopened in the state on September 1.

School Education Minister of Tamil Nadu Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozhi has said that the department has joined hands with the state health department and would plug the spread of the disease taking adequate measures.

He also said that the commencement of classes for students from Class 1 to 8 will be done only after a review meeting with inputs from the state education and health departments on the ground level situation across Tamil Nadu. He also said that after the review meeting to be held on September 30 a decision on the same would be taken.

The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court had directed the state government to file a counter in a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) petition seeking a direction to stop physical classes in the schools following the spike in Covid cases when students have tested Covid positive.

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