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Teachers of Don Bosco School in Guwahati Tests COVID-19 Positive, Panic Grips Students, Parents

The Kamrup (Metro) district administration has declared the Don Bosco School, Panbazar premises as a containment zone for 7 days.

Teachers of Don Bosco School in Guwahati Tests COVID-19 Positive, Panic Grips Students, Parents

Sentinel Digital Desk

GUWAHATI: As the state of Assam is gearing up for the upcoming Assam Assembly election, new cases of COVID-19 from a city-based school have created a panic situation among students, parents and staff of the school.

According to a notification from the District Administration of Kamurp Metro, teachers of Don Bosco High School in Guwahati's Pan Bazar area has tested positive for the virus.

As per orders of the Assam government, in the interest of the maintenance of public hygiene and to prevent further spread of COVID-I9 virus amongst the teaching staff anti students, the entire area of the school premises has been declared as CONTAINMENT ZONE for next seven days w.e.f. today.

Meanwhile, Guwahati Revenue Circle has been directed to seal the area immediately.

As per the circular, any unauthorized entry and exit into the notified CONTAINMENT ZONE are barred for the next seven days also any movement of any unauthorized individual and vehicle within the notified area is also prohibited with immediate effect.

Further, the teachers are directed to attend the school for the COVID-19 test at 10.00 AM on 1 February 2021 to be carried out by the team deputed by the Joint Director of Health Services, Kamrup Metropolitan District For the purpose, the principal, Don Bosco School will arrange separate place outside the school campus.

Notably, if in case of students suffers from Covid-19 symptoms, the guardians will arrange Covid-19 tests for their wards in their nearby Health Institutions immediately.

Any violation of the order will attract action under the provision of The "Assam COVID-19 Regulations, 2020 and "Disaster Management Act, 2005, The Epidemic Disease Act. 1897 and other relevant laws of the nation.

Earlier, all schools and all other educational institutes in the state reopened from January 1 this year with certain Covid-19 safety guidelines in place. However, keeping in view of the current outbreak of the coronavirus staggered classes were being conducted for the elementary classes.

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