Samtse schools remain shut down


June 23: Schools in Samtse district which remained closed following an emergency order from district administration since June 15 still wait to reopen.

The administration issued an order to shut down all school in the district to control spread of H1N1 virus causing human influenza.

The order was issued when nine students of Taba Dramtoe Community Primary School were confirmed of the viral attack. Some students of Dorokha Middle Secondary School and Chengmari Lower Secondary School also showed the viral symptoms.

Though schools have been closed, the situation is not yet epidemic, said district health office. “There is nothing to be panic about and all the preventive measures have been put in place.”

As per the order, school activities will resume from the next week.