As many as five students of the Zilla Parishad high school in Chintakani mandal headquarters town were diagnosed with COVID-19 on Wednesday.

According to sources, one Class IX student showed symptoms of coronavirus and he subsequently tested positive through the Rapid Antigen Test (RAT).

Following a request from the school authorities, the health department staff conducted a COVID-19 screening camp on the premises of the school on Wednesday.

Rapid Antigen Tests were carried out on around 100 students of the school during the day-long camp. Five students were diagnosed with the infection.

Sources said the school authorities tightened COVID safety measures after this.

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