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Over 215 students, teachers test positive for COVID-19 in Karachi

KARACHI: At least 216 students and teachers tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19) during the last  24 hours in Karachi’s District East.

According to sources, a team of Sindh health department conducted random COVID-19 tests of students and teaches in district east. The health officials conducted tests on 9,158 students and teachers of various government schools. About 216 came back positive, confirmed the district health office.

While  8,939 students and teachers tested negative, while results of 363 tests were yet to be received, the official said. On Thursday, 556 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the province, the highest daily jump in infections since July.

Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah had said that the provincial case tally stood at 148,343, after confirmation of 556 new cases. The province had recorded 17 deaths during the past 24 hours, pushing the death toll to 2,664.

On the other hand, a university in Islamabad has been sealed off for the second time after 12 new cases of coronavirus were reported today.

District Health Officer (DHO) Islamabad Zaeem Zia has issued a letter to seal the university named International Islamic after fresh corona cases came to light. Earlier, the district administration sealed off the university on 27th October.