On Tuesday, the health authorities have come into an action after receiving the reports that a school in Noida had asked parents to take their kids home since some children had attended a birthday party by the person, who on Monday was tested positive for the infection.
Gautam Budh Nagar CMO Dr Anurag Bharghav said he visited the school after the reports were received by the department. "The school building is being sanitised and blood tests of five families have been sent for examination," said the CMO.
Bhargav said the families had attended the birthday party which was organised by the man who tested positive for coronavirus on Monday. The man got to know about the infection only after the birthday party.
The health official has also urged people to do not fall for rumours and added the school will be reopened once the building is sanitised.
Meanwhile, on Tuesday, another school in Noida has been shut in the wake of a Delhi resident testing positive for coronavirus.
The school's principal in an email to parents wrote, "In the wake of the worldwide spread of coronavirus, it has been decided to close the school until March 9 to sanitise spaces and remove all scope for the spread of the virus." The school principal further added that the closure was precautionary and aimed at giving management the time and steps to take preventive measures.