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Mumbai: A 15-year-old who gave SSC exam recently tests positive for COVID 19

March 25, 2020

A 15-year-old student of a south Mumbai school who wrote his Secondary School Certificate (SSC) exam recently tested positive for coronavirus on Monday following which the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) education department submitted names of 36 students and nine teachers who might have come in contact with the student. All these possible contacts will be tested for the virus.

The boy is reported to have picked up the infection from a ‘close contact’. Before being tested, the student of a private school near Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, wrote all his SSC papers at a BMC school centre in South Mumbai.

BMC education officer, Mahesh Palkar said, “We have asked the school to compile the data. Details of students including their names, addresses and contact numbers were shared with the health department yesterday.”

“There were a total of 353 students in the centre who were seated in various blocks. This particular student sat in two blocks during all these days depending on the seating arrangement as per the subject combinations that he had opted for. Supervisors said that he was wearing a mask, but we were not informed that the student had any symptoms until we heard from the health department yesterday,” said the principal of the school which was the student’s centre.

Source: Hindustan Times

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