Guwahati: Following the detection of Covid-19 positive patients at Rajbhawan campus, here, Kamrup metro district Deputy Commissioner Biswajit Pegu on Saturday directed the circle officer, Guwahati revenue circle, to seal the surrounding areas of the Rajbhawan premises immediately and declared the area as a containment zone.
Pegu, who is also the Chairman of the district disaster management authority, said, “In the interest of maintenance of public hygiene and to prevent further spread of Covid-19 virus, the area is declared as a containment zone and the circle officer, Guwahati revenue circle is directed to seal the area immediately.”
The containment zone will stretch from Hotel Belle View in the north to the Bonkonwar Nagar in the south and from Borthakur Clinic in the east to the MG Road in the west.
The DC stressed that any unauthorised entry and exit into the notified containment zone are barred till the area is declared safe as per guidelines of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. “Movement of any unauthorised individual and vehicle within the notified area is also prohibited with immediate effect,” he said adding that any violation of the order will attract action under the provisions of ‘The Covid-19 Regulations, 2020’, ‘The Disaster Management Act, 2005’, ‘The Epidemic Disease Act, 1897’ and other relevant laws of the nation.
According to the DC, the order was made under the regulations – ‘The Assam Covid-19 Regulation, 2020’, and shall be in effect from Saturday 1 pm onwards until further order.
Notably, there are more than 140 active containment zones declared so far in Guwahati. Till July 3, Assam recorded altogether 9799 Covid-19 positive cases. However, 6327 positive patients were discharged from various hospitals of the state while 3455 patients were still found to be active.
On Friday, as many as 365 new Covid-19 positive cases were detected across the state out of which 134 were reported from Guwahati city alone.