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Assam: Schools, colleges in Diphu shut due to dengue outbreak

After the rising cases of dengue, all schools and colleges in Diphu in Assam’s Karbi Anglong district were asked to remain shut until next week.

In the last five days, 270 cases of dengue were detected in Karbi Anglong district.

Preventive measures have been initiated against the “impending epidemic”, the order said, announcing the closure of all educational institutions in Diphu Municipal Board and Greater Diphu Town areas from Monday to Saturday.

A National Health Mission (NHM) statement said that of the 285 dengue cases detected in the state between November 1 and 5, 271 were from the Karbi Anglong district.
Kamrup Metropolitan reported eight cases, Nalbari two and one each were detected in Charaideo, Kamrup (Rural), Nagaon, and Hojai districts.

NHM-Assam Mission Director MS Lakshmi Priya visited the affected areas in Karbi Anglong on Sunday to take stock of the situation and provide the necessary support to the district team to control the outbreak.

“The situation in Karbi Anglong is under close watch and all preventive measures are being taken to combat the situation,” the NHM statement said.

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