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Andhra: 829 teachers, 575 students contract COVID-19

Thursday, November 5, 2020 • Telugu Comments

Andhra: 829 teachers, 575 students contract COVID-19

The government on Thursday revealed that as many as 829 teachers and 575 students in Andhra Pradesh have contracted coronavirus. The news comes just three days after the reopening of schools in the Telugu State.

However, the infections are not because of the reopening of schools. The School Education Department has said that the test results pertain to tests conducted in October. Since the results have been declared only today, an impression has gained ground that it's the effect of the decision to reopen schools.

DEOs have reportedly found that several WhatsApp messages attributing the infections to the reopening of schools have been found to be inaccurate.

As per the government, students are attending classes in very good numbers despite the fear of the pandemic. However, the latest test results are likely to create a sense of panic, given how the media has been projecting them.

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