Mumbai: 18 Inmates of Mankhurd Children's Home Found Covid Positive in 3 Days

Fifteen of these children were found infected on Friday. (Image: Reuters)

Fifteen of those youngsters have been discovered contaminated on Friday. (Image: Reuters)

Tests are being performed on the inmates each month, officers mentioned.

  • PTI Mumbai
  • Last Updated:August 29, 2021, 23:16 IST

A complete of 18 inmates of the kids’s residence in Mankhurd, an japanese suburb of Mumbai, have been discovered contaminated with COVID-19 in three days, a civic official mentioned on Sunday.

Fifteen of those youngsters have been discovered contaminated on Friday, following which they have been shifted to an isolation ward in Chembur, he mentioned. “One baby was detected with the an infection on Wednesday and rushed to Shatabdi Hospital. The subsequent day, two extra youngsters have been discovered coronavirus optimistic, whereas antigen and RT-PCR assessments achieved on Friday discovered the an infection in 15 youngsters, taking the entire rely to 18. They have been admitted to a COVID-19 facility,” he said.

He said such tests are being conducted on the inmates every month. On Thursday, the Mumbai civic body had said that 22 inmates of a private-run orphanage and boarding school, some of them below 12 years of age, had tested positive. Besides that, 14 children lodged at a government-run juvenile home – commonly called remand home at Ulhasnagar in Thane district had tested positive for coronavirus, an official had said on Saturday.

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