Guwahati: Against the backdrop of increasing Covid-19 cases in many states of the country, Deputy Commissioner of Biswanath, Pranab Kumar Sarmah, on Wednesday imposed Section 144 of CrPC across the district with immediate effect; prohibiting assembly of five or more persons.
The DC convened a high-level meeting at his conference hall to check the preparedness of the administration in case of any eventuality.
Moreover, wearing masks at public places and maintaining social distancing have been made compulsory across the Biswanath district.
Provision for thermal screening, hand wash, and sanitizer has been made mandatory in every office, educational institution, and organization.
Further, the DC has set a target of a minimum of 1,000 Covid-tests per day for the health department to undertake. Testing all passengers arriving in Biswanath district from outside by train or bus has also been made mandatory.
All hostel borders of educational institutions will also be tested for Covid from Thursday onwards. All Block, Thana, and District level Covid-Committees will also be immediately activated and will be kept prepared.
“Though the situation is normal in Biswanath, in view of increasing cases outside Assam, we are keeping ourselves alert and prepared. Our topmost priority is to check the spread of the virus at any cost at the very beginning and for that, the only way out is to undertake vigorous testing and isolating the positive patients. On the other hand, we want to make the vaccination drive go on full swing,” said the deputy commissioner.