A shocking incident surfaced Andhra Pradesh's Guntur in which at least 15 children contracted Covid-19 due to the negligence of a teacher. The incident occurred in Bhatluru village in Sattenapalli Mandal of Andhra Pradesh's Guntur district.

The tuition teacher recently tested positive for Covid-19 after which authorities discovered that at least 14 students who had been visiting the teacher were also found infected with the virus, confirmed the officials. 

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Swab samples being collected for COVID-19 testing at a coronavirus testing centre in New Delhi on June 24, 2020.Twitter

All of the students who were attending the tuition classes are below 7 years of age, officials said adding that their parents have also tested positive for Covid-19. The children have been rushed to the NRI Hospital Quarantine Centre.

So far, Bhatlur village has reported a total of 39 confirmed cases of infection to date. Andhra Pradesh has recorded more than 7 lakh confirmed cases (7,00,235) while 5,869 patients have succumbed to Covid-19 in the state as of Thursday.

The Andhra Pradesh government has further postponed its earlier decision of reopening schools across the state from October 5. After a review meeting with all district collectors, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy took the decision of deferring the reopening of schools till November 2 in light of the situation.