Srinagar, January 7: A top Private School of Srinagar was forced to stop its Skiing Course midway in Gulmarg after multiple cases of Positive COVID-19 surfaced amoung the students and staff.
The institute that has been conducting Snow Skiing course for its students from last around 10 days in Gulmarg had to stop its ongoing Course on Friday after reportedly multiple COVID-19 cases surfaced in the group.
As per sources, the course was scheduled to complete after three to four days as per earlier schedule but was brought to abrupt halt due this development.
“We were shocked when School officials called us to get our kids back from Gulmarg. As per schedule there were still some days left in the Course but they called us today get our kids back,” said a parent who had gone to Gulmarg to take there kids back.
“They are not revealing exact nature of what has happened and why course has been stopped. Sometimes they give excuse of having too much snow in Gulmarg which looks like a joke. However, our kids and the persons close to the development have told us that there is outbreak of COVID in the group,” Parent said.”I am taking my kid direct for RTPCR test and will keep myself and kids in isolation at home. Can’t take risk and can’t act as stupid as these institute people”.
Another parent said that there kids have told them that some staff and students had fallen ill couple of days ago and today they abruptly decided to stop course.
“They school officials are acting in nonsense way. This is not anything that needs to be kept hidden. Instead it should be revealed sincerely and authorities should be kept in loop. They have put lives of all at risk here by not disclosing exact details,” said a parent.
When contacted , officials of the Institute refused to speak.
Meanwhile India reported 1,17,100 fresh COVID-19 cases on Friday, over 28 per cent higher than the previous day’s cases. In order to deal with the surge, the government is speeding up vaccination drives across the country. Those in the age group 15-18 are now being inoculated.
Jammu and Kashmir on Friday reported 542 fresh COVID-19 cases taking the overall tally to 343310 Among the cases reported today, 254 were reported in Kashmir while Jammu division reported 288 infections.