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After 16 Tests Covid Positive Tinsukia's Women's College Declared Containment Zone

The Tinsukia district administration has declared women's college in Tinsukia as a containment zone after 16 people get Covid positive.

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Tinsukia: Tinsukia district administration declared the Women's College Tinsukia as a containment zone as 16 students, teachers, and personnel tests Covid positive at the campus.

The college campus will be closed for three days owing to a Covid emergency, according to a circular issued by the university, while college administrative officials will be permitted to attend with a 50% workforce.

All additional urgent work and form filling will be completed, but only in accordance with Covid protocols, according to the circular.

Tinsukia Women's College has issued a circular urging all students, teachers, and non-teaching staff to get tested for the Covid virus. From the 8th to the 10th of January, 2022, the College will be closed (Both days inclusive).

Recently Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati has been declared a containment zone as 60 people tested Covid positive on the campus. According to a statement released by the administration on Wednesday, "North Guwahati Revenue Circle has filed a report on IIT Guwahati, where 60 persons were unwell and tested positive for COVID-19, with data of their place of stay and their limits."

In response to the increased number of Covid cases, the Assam government has introduced new Standard Operating Procedures to combat the spread of Covid 19. All schools up to class 8 in the Kamrup district will remain closed from 8 Jan, till further notice. Night curfews have been imposed from 10 am to 6 pm.

Except for hospitals, anyone visiting any public location after January 15 will need to be completely vaccinated. If unvaccinated people access public locations like malls, cinema halls, restaurants, the owners of those venues may be fined up to Rs 25,000.

In the last two three days, Assam has seen a significant increase in Covid cases, with cases of the novel variety Omicron already registering nine cases in the last two days and 3 have been cured. Assam added 1,167 additional Covid-19 cases on Friday, bringing the total number of active cases to 3,601.

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