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154 monks test positive for COVID-19 in Dharamsala

The entire locality has been now declared as a containment zone and no one is allowed to enter or exit the premises,said Dr Gurdarshan Gupta, Kangra CMO.

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Shimla: Over 150 monks have reportedly tested positive for Covid-19 at Gyuto Tantric Monastery in Dharamsala of Himachal Pradesh, news agency reported here on Tuesday.

Several cases of coronavirus were reported initially on February 23. Further testing at the Gyuto Tantric Monastery has revealed 154 cases of COVID-19 infection among monks, Dr Gurdarshan Gupta, Chief Medical Officer of Kangra district in Himachal Pradesh informed media.

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The entire locality has been now declared as a containment zone and no one is allowed to enter or exit the premises,said Dr Gurdarshan Gupta, Kangra CMO.

One monk in critical condition has been shifted to Tanda Medical College. Others are in isolation in the monastery itself,” said Dr Gurdarshan Gupta, Kangra CMO.

The official informed that many of the monks who have tested positive for coronavirus had travelled from Karnataka and Delhi during New Year celebrations.

As of Tuesday, active Covid-19 case tally in Himachal Pradesh stands at 434.

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