TEZPUR: Thirteen children in a children's home of Tezpur in Sonitpur district tested positive for COVID- 19, an official said on Tuesday. Along with the 13 children, seven staff of the facility have also tested COVID-19 positive.All those who have tested positive in the children's home have been shifted to the Tezpur Medical College Hospital (TMCH) for treatment. The medical condition of all the 20 people, including the 13 children, is stable. Meanwhile, the Sonitpur district administration has declared the children's home as a containment zone.
Assam State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (ASCPCR) member Rupa Hazarika visited TMCH and held a meeting with the Sonitpur Deputy Commissioner, Additional Deputy Commissioners, District Children Protection Officer (DCPO), chairperson, and members of Child Welfare Committee (CWC) and Juvenile Justice Board, to ascertain the measures being taken for the care of the affected children.