Coronavirus scare hits Noida school: Premises closed, all exams cancelled

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Mar 03, 2020, 12:07 PM(IST)

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The death toll from the global coronavirus outbreak has surged to over 3,100 across the world.

A private school in Noida has been shut after it was reported that one of the parents of the student tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday.

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Health authorities are conducting the necessary medical checks at the school premises and school management has cancelled all the exams except boards. 

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According to WION sources, the person from Delhi who has been detected with the coronavirus yesterday is a child’s father from a Noida school. He was present in a kid’s birthday party in Noida-several kids and parents from that school were there. That school has been shut for now.

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Whoever was present at the party is being checked for infection. The school has postponed internal exams.

Meanwhile, government authorities on Tuesday confirmed a new case of coronavirus in New Delhi. 

An individual, who dined at La Piazza restaurant at Hyatt Regency in Delhi on February 28, has been diagnosed with Covid-19, news agency ANI reported quoting government sources. 

The death toll from the global coronavirus outbreak has surged to over 3,100 across the world. And at the moment — close to 90,441 people are infected globally.

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