Authorities have shut down a government primary school in Laksam Upazila of Cumilla district for an indefinite period on Tuesday after all eight teachers tested Covid-19 positive.
The teachers, including the headmaster, were from Paschimgaon Model Government Primary School in Laksam municipality, reports UNB.
Abdullah Al Mamun, Upazila education officer, said the school was ordered to close at 12 pm on Tuesday after being informed by the teachers. “It will remain shut until further notice,” he said.
The Covid infected teachers are headmaster Shampa Rani Saha, assistant teacher Md Shah Alam, Md Ekramul Haque Khondoker, Montu Chandra Cghosh, Umme Kulsum, Bilkis Nsarin, Kamrunnahar and Rubina Islam.
Shampa Rani said she and another teacher were on leave Saturday due to fever while on Sunday two more teachers reported being sick.
On Tuesday my husband and my samples came out Covid-19 positive. Later samples of the other teachers in the school were sent to the Upazila health complex.
After all of them tested Covid-19 positive, the Upazila education officer was informed about the matter.
Around 600 students are currently enrolled in the Paschimgaon Government Model Primary School.
It was not immediately known if any of the students has been affected.