Rayagada, Jun 6: As many as 24 children and three employees of a childcare home at Jabarguda village under Padmapur block in Rayagada district have tested positive for Coronavirus, according to reports.
On being informed, District Child Protection Officer Ramesh Chandra Nayak and Padmapur BDO Dayamaya Padhi went to the “Seba Samaj Shishujatna Anusthan” and enquired about the condition of the children.
All children are asymptomatic. A team of doctors is conducting checkups twice a day and a woman health worker is maintaining health records of the children. All children are doing fine now, said the officers.
They also informed that the childcare home has been sanitized by the fire service team of Padmapur. While 25 girls are staying in the home, five employees are managing the facility. Of them, 24 gilds and three employees have been infected with the virus.