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Kerala: 187 students, 75 staff across 2 schools test COVID +ve


Malappuram, Feb 08: As many as 187 students and 75 staff employees across two schools in Kerala's Malappuram district have tested positive for coronavirus, a month after schools reopened in the state.

Holidays have been declared in the two schools where the cases have been reported and authorities are likely to conduct COVID-19 tests in schools in the periphery as well.

Kerala: 187 students, 75 staff across 2 schools test COVID +ve

Further investigation is underway to ascertain details about the outbreak.

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Schools in Kerala were reopened in January for Classes 10, 11 and 12 under restrictions and following strict COVID-19 protocol.

As many as 5,948 have been cured of the illness and the recoveries have so far touched8.96 lakh, Health Minister KK Shailaja said in a release.

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    On Sunday, Kerala reported 6,075 COVID-19 cases, including a UK returnee. With this so far 80 people who had returned from Britain have tested positive for the virus and the samples of 62 persons have come out negative.

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