Assam: Mangaldai Kendriya Vidyalaya in Darrang declared containment zone

Mangaldai Kendriya Vidyalaya

Mangaldai Kendriya Vidyalaya in Assam’s Darrang district has been declared a containment zone. Following the discovery of several cases among the school’s teachers, the school was declared a containment zone.

COVID-19 has been detected in five teachers at the Kendriya Vidyalaya, Mangaldai in Assam’s Darrang district.

Darrang deputy commissioner Pranab Kumar Sarmah has ordered the school to close in order to prevent the virus from spreading among the students and staff.

“Five teachers at the school have been infected with the Covid virus,” Darrang DC Pranab Kumar Sarmah told Northeast Now. “I have ordered the suspension of physical classes in the school for a week beginning Monday.”

Three of the five teachers who tested positive for COVID are male, while the other two are female.

After winter vacation, all five teachers arrived in Mangaldai a few days ago from their home states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.

One of the infected female teacher’s close relatives also tested positive for COVID.

Meanwhile, the virus has been detected in 28 new COVID positive cases, including two children and one staff member from Bahagorha Game Shark Kunwari Janajati HS school and nine more people from the 210 Cobra battalion camp in Dalgaon. The total number of positive cases in the district has now surpassed 10,000.

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