Two teachers test Covid-19 positive, others to undergo test today
GUWAHATI, Feb 21: In view of the detection of Covid-19 positive cases of two teachers, Don Bosco School at Panbazar in the city was declared as containment zone on Sunday, an official statement here said.
After two teachers tested positive for Covid-19, a panicky situation prevailed in the school as the annual examinations were scheduled to start in the school from Monday.
Two teachers who tested positive for the virus have been identified as Pranita Gogoi and Mousumi Purkaystha.
An official notification issued by the Kamrup (Metro) deputy commissioner Biswajit Pegu stated, “In view of detection of Covid-19 positive teachers at Don Bosco School, Guwahati of 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 the next seven days w.e.f today and the circle officer, Guwahati Revenue Circle is directed to seal the area immediately.”
“Any unauthorised entry and exit in the containment zone are barred for the next seven days,” the notification said.
“Any movement of any individual and vehicle within the notified area is prohibited with immediate effect,” it also said.
The order is made under the regulation ‘The Assam Covid-19 Repulatious 2020’ and shall be effective from February 21 to February 27.
The teachers have been directed to attend the school for a Covid-19 test at 10 am on Monday to be carried out by the team deputed by the joint director of health services, Kamrup Metropolitan district. For this purpose, the principal, Don Bosco School will arrange a separate place outside the school campus. In case of students suffering 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 19,” it added.