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'Containment Zone' declared in Guwahati's Chatribari. Full details here

There are 99 active Containment Zone areas in the city as of this moment

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Sentinel Digital Desk

Guwahati: Owing to a sharp spike in the number of Covid-19 cases in Guwahati city of Assam, several areas have been marked as Containment Zone to mitigate the spread of the Covid-19 virus. On June 17, an area in Chatribari has been marked as a Containment Zone, as Deputy Commissioner of Kamrup (M), Biswajit Pegu, has asked for the area to be sealed.

The positive case was detected at the SWEDA Complex in KCC Road, and the boundaries of the zone are as follows:

North: Ajitsaria Charta Niwas

South: Guwahati Gosala

East: Guwahati Gosala

West: KCC Road, Chatribari

"Any violation of this order will attract action under the provisions of "The Assam Covid-19 Regulations, 2020", "The Disaster Management Act-2005", The Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897, and other relevant laws, the DC said.

Meanwhile, with the rise in the number of Covid-19 cases in the city, the number of active containment zones has risen to 99.

With the Covid-19 positive cases ticking upwards across the state at an alarming rate, the Health Department has launched the Assam Targeted Surveillance Program (ATSP) from June 17 onwards. Under this program, more than 50,000 random testings will be conducted within a week, Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma informed. The program, which will be carried out all the 33 districts of the state, will aim to screen persons in certain categories who have been deemed as extra volatile and likely carriers of the respiratory illness.

In the truck parking an unloading bays, including railway goods yards and godowns, the screening and random sample collection of the staffs, employees, and labourers will be done.

The Government has said that some cases have been recently discovered in certain districts where the source of the infection has been tracked to truckers and logistics carriers travelling from outside the state and thus, strict hygiene and social distancing have now been necessitated for the volatile areas such as the truck parking stations, weighbridges, petrol pumps, loading/unloading centres, godowns, dhabas, and motor vehicle garages.

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