Noida school shut after many students attend party thrown by coronavirus patient

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The Kerala government last month had asked people under quarantine to postpone wedding and other functions and not to attend any public events.Just a day after two new cases of coronavirus were found in India – in Delhi and in Hyderabad – a school in Noida has reportedly closed down after many of its students attended a birthday party thrown by the person who has tested positive for coronavirus.

On Tuesday morning the school in Noida has shut down over fears of many people having been exposed to the disease as a result of them attending the birthday party.According to The Quint, the parent community in the school decided not to send their children to the school after they came to know about the father of the child whose birthday party it was had tested positive for the disease. He is reportedly receiving treatment now at the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital in Delhi.

While the school itself has not given an official statement, it has reportedly postponed exams that were scheduled. A circular by the school added that the board exams would continue as per usual, and that students of classes 7 to 11 could come for extra classes.It came to light on Monday that a person in Delhi had tested positive for coronavirus; he had a travel to Italy, where at least 52 people have succumbed to the disease. The second Indian who was found to have tested positive in Telangana is a techie from Bengaluru. Colleagues of this patients have been asked by the government to quarantine themselves at home.

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