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CIT Kokrajhar declared Containment Zone after 5 students test COVID-19 positive

KOKRAJHAR: In what appears to be a fresh wave of COVID-19 infections, as many as 5 persons, all students, have tested positive today at the RNB civil hospital in Kokrajhar, Assam.

All 5 are students of the Central Institute of Technology (CIT) in Kokrajhar and were detected positive during the Rapid Antigen (RAT) test in the hospital. A total of 123 students were tested at the hospital today. Following the detections, CIT Kokrajhar has been tagged as a ‘containment zone’ and sealed promptly until further notice.

As per the government order, no entry and exit of people will be allowed, the vehicular movement will be strictly prohibited, and all the statutory and other directions regarding maintenance of social distancing will be strictly enforced.

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Out of the students who tested positive, one each hail from West Bengal, Meghalaya, and Tripura, while two students are from Assam (Sibsagar and Kamrup (M) districts).

Inside Northeast sources have confirmed that the students are from the Sichkna Jwhwlao and Jwhwlao Dwimalu boys hostels of the CIT Kokrajhar. They have been sent to Lok RNB civil hospital for treatment.

“The students had reached their hostels a few days ago as the semester examination is starting from March 1. Today, they had gone to the RNB civil hospital for a RAT test where they were found to be COVID-19 positive,” the source informed.

“All the necessary steps have been initiated for the treatment of the students who tested positive today. The students of CIT have demanded to increase awareness on health among the students and give proper medical care to those who have tested positive,” Bhaskar Phukan, Deputy Commissioner of Kokrajhar, said.

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