81 students diagnosed with coronavirus at Punjab schools
LAHORE: As many as 39,296 students were randomly tested for the novel coronavirus at 763 schools across Punjab, according to the Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department.
Of them, 38,716 samples came back negative while 81 students were turned out to be positive. 45 of the affected students belonged to Gujranwala, 12 Gujrat, nine Nankana Sahib, and two Lahore, two Bakhar, and one DG Khan.
Capt (retd) Muhammad Usman, the department’s secretary, advised the schools’ administration, teachers, and students to keep on taking precautionary measures to prevent the resurgence of the virus.
Earlier on Sept 19, 67 cases of Covid-19 had surfaced during random testing at various educational institutions in Balochistan.
Provincial health department while random testing from September 07 to 18, diagnosed coronavirus cases at scores of schools. The ratio of positive cases has been 14.3 percent, the health department said.