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St John’s School in Manipur declared containment zone after students test COVID positive

IMPHAL: After as many as three students who were boarders at St John’s School in Nungba under Noney district of Manipur tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, it was declared as a containment Zone on Friday.

All three are studying in class eight and hail from M Khunou village under Nungba Sub-division.

The students were tested positive for Covid-19 after they developed some symptoms associated with the disease.

They have already been admitted to the COVID Care Centre (CCC) at the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS) in Imphal.

In an order, the district administration stated that due to the imminent threat of a Covid-19 pandemic in the area, it has become necessary to impose containment measures to prevent the spread of the disease.

Any person, institution, or organization found violating any of the containment measures would be forced to commit an offence under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Section 51 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, the order stated.

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According to reports, all three are said to be recovering, while 60 people including the hostel warden and teachers, were screened the next day after coming into contact with the positive students.

Fortunately, all 60 people have tested negative.

Family members and villagers who came into contact with the minors were also tested and found to be negative.

Despite this, the district administration ordered the villagers and their families to be under home isolation.

The students had no travel history of visiting any places other than their village.

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