Swine flu scare: School assemblies in Uttar Pradesh suspended

Time & Us
Last Updated: August 16, 2017 at 2:55 am

Lucknow: The Yogi Adityanath government has asked all schools in the state not to hold morning assemblies from Wednesday in order to check the spread of swine flu.
Principal secretary, health and family welfare, Prashant Trivedi told reporters on Tuesday that an advisory had been sent to all the district magistrates and commissioners in the state asking them to put on hold morning assembly prayers in all private and government schools in view of the swine flu scare.
The decision has been taken to check the spread of the disease and ensure that school children do not catch the infection, he said. The schools have also been asked to ask children showing symptoms of swine flu to stay at home.
Official sources said that 21 deaths had taken place due to swine flu. The state government has already formed district-level rapid response teams, which will consist of a public health specialist, a physician, an epidemiologist, a pathologist and lab technician
“In all the district hospitals of the state, a 10-bed isolation ward has been set up and the surveillance units are continuously monitoring the swine flu situation. Instructions have also been issued to combat any emergency-like situation,” Mr Trivedi said.