COVID-19: Himachal's Norbulingka Institute turned into containment zone after 35 people found positive

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A visual from the Norbulingka Institute in Dharmshala, Himachal Pradesh. (Photo/ANI)
A visual from the Norbulingka Institute in Dharmshala, Himachal Pradesh. (Photo/ANI)

Dharmshala (Himachal Pradesh) [India], September 27 (ANI): In the wake of increasing cases of COVID-19 in Dharmshala, Norbulingka Institute, an institute of Tibetan art and craft at Sidhpur near Dharamshala, turned into a containment zone by the district administration after 35 persons found COVID-19 positive.

Tenzin Lekshay, the spokesperson of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) of the Tibetan government-in-exile, told ANI, "A total of 88 people have been tested positive in the last ten days. Norbulingka Institute has been converted into a containment zone. Regular check-up is going on so that we can prevent further contamination of the disease."

"A total of 88 people have been tested positive in the last ten days. Norbulingka Institute has been converted into a containment zone. COVID-19 positive cases are being observed in CTA, Tibetan Children Village (TCV) and Mcleodganj also. We have a task force to deal with the COVID-19 cases as the number concerned is beeping up. The task force has convened by all the Tibetan community are informed to have a regular examination and testing," he added.

Dawa Phunkey, director of Delek Hospital said, "In Norbulingka Institute, we have 35 positive cases and in the COVID-19 care centre in Tibetan reception centre, we have 33 cases and a few in TCV school." (ANI)

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