Guwahati News Desk: In view of the detection of COVID-19 positive cases in two schools of Guwahati the Kamrup Metropolitan District as a preventive measure has asked the school authority to close the school. According to a notification the schools in concern are- NPS International School, Betkuchi, and Jatiya Vidyalaya in Noonmati.
In a press notification it states that ” In view of detection of COVID-19 positive students at NPS International & Jatiya Vidyalaya 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.”
It is to be mentioned that in NPS International School, students have been found positive for COVID-19 while in Jatiya Vidyalaya in Noonmati teachers were found to be positive for COVID-19. Assam’s COVID-19 tally mounted to 2,24,455 on April 18 as 639 more people tested positive for the infection, while six fresh fatalities pushed the death toll to 1,135, the National Health Mission (NHM) said. The Kamrup Metro with 354 fresh coronavirus cases becomes the highest COVID-19 contributing district in the state. The six deaths were reported from Barpeta, Cachar, Dhemaji, Kamrup Metropolitan, Morigaon, and Tinsukia district.
Meanwhile, India reported 2,73,810 fresh new Covid-19 cases, making it the fifth straight day that India has recorded more than 2 lakh Covid cases in 24 hours. The highest one-day surge took the total tally of caseload to 1.5 crore mark. There have been 1,619 cases of fatalities reported in the last 24 hours in a new record high taking the total caseload past the 1.5 crore mark. This is the sixth consecutive day that India reported over a thousand daily deaths.