The entire girls’ hostel campus of the Regional Dental College, Bhangagarh Guwahati has been declared as a containment zone following the detection of a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) positive patient in Guwahati.
A notification by the Kamrup Metro District Administration stated, “In view of the detection of COVID-19 positive patient, Dr Deepa Deka, an inmate of Girls Hostel of Regional Dental College, Bhangagarh Guwahati in the interest of maintenance of public hygiene and to prevent further spread of COVID-19 virus in the said area, the entire Girls Hostel Campus with following boundary description is declared as a Containment Zone and the Circle Officer, Dispur Revenue Circle is directed to seal the area immediately.”
The notification added that any unauthorized entry and exit into the notified area is barred till the area is declared safe as per guidelines of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.
“Any movement of an unauthorized individual and vehicle within the notified area is also prohibited with immediate effect”, it read.
It further read that all statutory and other directions regarding maintenance of social distancing will be strictly enforced in the scaled area.
Any violation of this order will attract action under the provisions of relevant laws of the nation.
As on Saturday, Assam has reported 59 confirmed COVID-19 cases with 34 being discharged and 24 still being active. One death was officially reported by the government but another death of a minor girl due to the virus is yet to be officially tallied with the official data maintained by the health department in Assam.
In the past two days, the administration has declared five containment zones in Guwahati.
The boundaries of the containment zones are:
North: Residential Boundary of Dr Dilip Baruah
South: Boundary of Nurses’ Hostel of GMCH
East: Residential Boundary of Jogeshwari Kalita and Kailash Kalita
West: Dental College Road
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