The Hailakandi district administration has declared the Borjurai Village in Hailkandi as a containment zone following the discovery of the 28th novel coronavirus (COVID-19) to prevent further spread of the virus.
In an order issued by Deputy Commissioner, Keerthi Jalli, under the Assam COVID-19 Containment Regulation, 2020, the village where the COVID-19 infected person resided has been sealed with strict perimeter control enforced in the containment zone demarcating clear entry and exit points.
“The containment measures will shut down everything barring essential services,” the order stated.
The order that came into force on Tuesday evening, enforced quarantine of the contained area together with proper sanitisation protocol strictly adhered to.
It further prohibits mass gatherings and meetings in containment as well as buffer zone till the area is declared free from the virus.
Vehicles and persons engaged in essential services entering and exiting the containment zone are being sanitized as well.
The order called for ensuring social mobilisation activities with the principles of social distancing among the population in the containment zone.
The Deputy Commissioner asked Superintendent of Police of Hailakandi to mobilise community policing and to activate village defence parties (VDP) in the containment zone and to prevent rumours, myths and any stigmatisation. Jalli also asked Nath to deploy adequate security personnel for enforcing the containment protocols.
The infected person, aged 65 returned to Hailakandi from Saudi Arabia was put under home quarantine with five other members of his family by the health authorities.