51 kids in a Humla school test positive for coronavirus, authority to close all schools in district again

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Simkot, November 19

A meeting of the District Covid-19 Crisis Management Committee held on Wednesday decided to close all the schools in Humla until further notice from today.

Likewise, the arrival of newcomers to the district is restricted while security checks will be beefed at major border points.

The decision comes after 56 including 51 students of Mahabauddha Secondary Schools in Namkha rural municipality tested positive for the coronavirus in the last five days.

As decided, concerned local governments would enforce the decision to close the schools while the education development and coordination units therein would carry out monitoring.

Likewise, the mobility of people in Namkha and Simkot rural municipalities is suspended for three days.

Similarly, the HumlaHealth Service Office, Humla, would increase the scope of Covid-19 tests and contact tracing in all seven local unis in the district.

Chief District Officer Chiranjivi Giri says that the provincial government would be urged for the helicopter service to take the patients of critical health condition to the state-of-the-art hospitals. Similarly, two more ventilators would be asked from the provincial government as the existing two ventilators in the district were insufficient.

As part of the preparation, each local government would manage a five-bed isolation facility and a 15-bed quarantine facility.

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