With 1,057 cases of chikungunya reported over the last week and the first fatality on Monday, the dengue-chikungunya outbreak has reached an alarming scale in Delhi and NCR, affecting attendance in city schools and offices.
This was reflected in the challans issued on Monday by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi to buildings feared as breeding grounds for the vector-borne diseases. Schools and hospitals topped the challan list.
â€œThis season is particularly bad. In the last few weeks, we have seen a steady dip in our class attendance as every week a few students report sick due to virus-related illness,â€� Usha Ram, associate director, DPS World Schools, told Mail Today.
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