25 test positive for COVID-19 in Tousem school

According to the district health authority, the school has been running since July first week in violation of the government order to control the COVID-19 pandemic.


As many as 25 persons, including 19 students and two staff, of Wisdom English School at Tousem sub-division of Tamenglong district in Manipur were tested COVID-19 positive, official sources said on Sunday.

According to the district health authority, the school has been running since July first week in violation of the government order to control the COVID-19 pandemic.

Altogether, 25 tested positive for COVID-19 in the school after contact tracing was done after one student, who came from a nearby village, tested positive.

The All Tousem Students Union (ATSU) stated in a release that many students from nearby villages studying in Wisdom English School in Tousem sub-division suffered from symptoms for COVID-19 earlier. However, the managing board and founder of the school kept the school functioning against the government’s order and resulted in the situation of COVID-19 infection among the students and staff.

It also stated that ATSU had earlier urged the village authority, village level task force, youth clubs and other students’ unions to monitor the respective villages on SOPs to be follwed.

The school now remain closed, but the COVID-19 positive students are kept in isolation. Currently, Tousem sub-division has 158 COVID-19 active positive cases.

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First Published:July 19, 2021, 2 p.m.

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