They said most of the new cases have been identified from Druk Padma Carpo School She, which has asked District Development Commissioner (Leh) Srikanth Balasaheb Suse to inform the school campus as a containment zone to prevent further spread of the infection.
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Les, the chairman of the Les District Disaster Management Authority, ordered the closure of all public and private schools in the district for 15 days from September 18 to October 2, the district magistrate said in an order issued late Friday night. In the interest of public health and safety.
However, the order said, online classes would be encouraged with the Covid Standard Operating System (SOPS).
The Chief Medical Officer and the Chief Education Officer of Leh have been instructed that they compulsorily test the students leaving the residential school or hostel for their home for RT-PCR examination.
Students must remain in the home quarantine for seven days with their family members regardless of their results, the order said, adding that “any violation of the guidelines will result in strict action under the relevant sections of the DM Act, 2005.”
Among the new cases, officials said, were the case in Kargil, where Leh and a dozen students, including a dozen students, were caught.
There are now 109 active cases in Ladakh, including 106 in Leh and three in Kargil.
Officials said three Kovid patients – two Leh and one Kargil – were released after successful treatment, bringing the total number of recovered patients to 20,386.
Since the outbreak last year, 207 covid-related deaths have been registered in Ladakh, 149 in Leh and 58 in Kargil.
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