Assam: District admin visits Haflong market to increase adherence to COVID-19 norms
Haflong: With a sharp rise in number of COVID-19 in Dima Hasao, the district administration Saturday visited the Haflong weekly as a part of the sanitization program.
The program was led by Deputy Commissioner Paul Barua in a bid to increase adherence to the COVID-19 protocol in the Haflong market.
The DC along with ADCs, DSP, Asst Commissioners, DIPRO and DPO, DDMA, and other officials also distributed face masks to the vegetable and fruit vendors in the market and urged them to be cautious in the wake of the second wave of the pandemic.
The market areas especially being the infection-prone area was emphasized the need for wearing masks, using hand sanitizers, and maintaining a physical distance.
Emphasizing how the second wave could spread faster than the first, DC Barua highlighted guidelines of SOP issued by the government. He also interacted with the traders and vendors and instructed them to strictly follow precautionary measures such as maintaining distance among the customers by noticeable marking to be drawn on the shop’s ground, use sanitizers and masks. He also asked them to stick No mask, no entry notices in front of every shop.
According to official data, from March 1 till April 22, 2021, 45 people were found to be Covid positive in Dima Hasao of which 38 have been migrated out.
Although the recovery rate of the infected persons is found to be 15.79%, 31 persons are still in home isolation while 1 person admitted to Haflong Civil Hospital, and the rest have recovered.
Meanwhile, the medical team has set up their counter in the market for a free Rapid Antigen test (RAT) on Saturday, where people can get themselves tested.
The District administration has also made it mandatory for any person from outside the district entering Dima Hasao to undergo the RAT test as a measure for prevention from COVID-19.