Pune: 39,000 teachers to undergo COVID19 test before schools resume

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Pune: Now that there has been a nod from the Maharashtra State Government to re-open the schools from Monday (November 23), as many as 39,000 teachers from Pune, Pimpri-Chinchwad and district will be undergoing the RT-PCR test for diagnosis of Covid-19 disease.

The teachers will be covered for this test and it will be taken care of the municipal corporation.  These tests will be carried out at the designated COVID centres. Pune, Pimpri-Chinchwad and Pune rural currently have a total have eight thousand schools from class 1 to 12th and among them, 3500 are Zilla Parishad schools. In these eight thousand schools, some 70,663 teachers are working from class 1 o 12.

Pune Zila Parishad CEO Ayush Prasad speaking about the same, said, “In Pune city and district as many as 39,000 teachers are working among them 22,522 are in the rural areas. All these teachers will be given a free Corona test”.

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