Apart from the teachers, two Class 12 students in the same school were also tested positive. The affected teachers and students were all asymptomatic and quarantined in hospitals.
To avoid further spread, the management has declared a holiday for a week. Students from classes 9 to 12 are likely to continue online classes until then. Sanitary workers were deployed by the Corporation to disinfect the campus.
“A total of 87 students studying in schools and colleges in Coimbatore district have so far tested positive for the infection. Of them, a major cluster was reported in a nursing college in Saravanampatty with around 65 students turning positive,” said an official of the health department.
In the beginning of the month, a week after schools were reopened, a Class 10 student of a private school in Chennai had tested positive. Officials had tested 103 other students at that time and all of them were negative.
The student contracted the virus from her father who had a recent travel history to Bengaluru. Her mother was also positive.