Kamrup Metro District Administration has ordered Axom Jatiya Vidyalaya, Noonmati, and NPS International School, Betkuchi to remain closed for the next seven days.
The decision came after teachers and students of both the schools were tested positive for COVID-19.
The Kamrup Metro Administration in a press notification stated,
“In view of detection of COVID-19 positive students at NPS International School, Betkuchi, Guwahati under 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 school authority is directed to close the school for the next 7 days.”
“Any movement of any unauthorized individual and vehicle within the notified area is also prohibited with immediate effect.” the order further stated.
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Assam on Monday reported a massive spike of 1,367 COVID-19 cases, pushing the active cases to 6,316. The new cases were detected out of 65,410 tests conducted in the last 24 hours.
The overall tally of the state has surged to 2,25,822.
In the last 24 hours, seven deaths were reported.
• Four from Kamrup Metro
• One each from Baksa, Cachar, and Kamrup Rural.
Of the new cases, Kamrup Metro reported 482 fresh cases.