GUWAHATI: Fresh COVID-19 positive cases have been detected in the State's capital city with the Kamrup Metropolitan district administration on Sunday declared the premises of Don Bosco School, Pan Bazar as a containment zone after teachers of the institution were infected with the virus.
The leading private English medium school will remain a 'containment zone' for the next one week. The annual offline examinations of the school scheduled to be held from Monday has been postponed in view of the development.
An official order issued on Sunday by the Deputy Commissioner of Kamrup Metropolitan district Biswajit Pegu said, "In view of detection of COVID-19 positive teachers at Don Bosco School, Guwahati, the Kamrup Metropolitan district in the interest of the maintenance of public hygiene and to prevent further spread of COVID-19 virus amongst the teaching staff and students, the entire area of the school premises is declared as Containment Zone for next seven days with effect from Sunday. The Circle Officer, Guwahati Revenue Circle is directed to seal the area immediately".
Any unauthorized entry and exit into the notified Containment Zone are barred for the next seven days. Any movement of any unauthorized individual and vehicle within the notified area is also prohibited with immediate effect, the order said. The order was issued under the regulations "The Assam COVID-19 Regulations, 2020" and shall remain effective from February 21-27, 2021.
In the order, the deputy commissioner directed the teachers to attend the school for COVID-19 test at 10:00 am on February 22, 2021. The test will be carried out by a team deployed by the joint director of health services in Kamrup Metro district.
For this purpose, the principal of the school will arrange a separate place outside the school campus, the DC said.
In case of students, if they suffer from COVID-19 symptoms, the guardians will arrange COVID-19 tests for their wards in their nearby health institutions immediately, the order said.
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," the order added.
The district administration and Health department on Sunday carried out a drive to sanitize the building of Don Bosco School.
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