Two schools at Pakuwa Silsi of Kushma Municipality-11 have been closed after students started falling sick. Students of local Bishwajyoti Technical and Vocational Secondary School and Raniswanra Primary School were complaining of fever, common cold, headache, and vomiting for a week, prompting the school management to stop classes, said Bishwajyoti's principal Ganesh Timilsina.
Initially, students of grade 7 reported health complications, and the same symptoms were seen among students of other classes gradually. The pupils have not recovered over a week and the number of ill students is increasing. Following this, schools have been closed for an indefinite period. Most students at Raniswanra area of the then Pakuwa ward no 3 have taken ill.
Around 50 students in the area are ill and preparation is underway to call a health squad for the mass PCR test. They have sought medical help from the local health post. Schools in Parbat, the district in Gandaki Province, had begun the physical classes on September 17.
However, the corona infection rate in the district seems less as it reports seven active cases while 75 have died of the virus so far.