Guwahati: Owing to the dramatic rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Kokrajhar, the district administration has tagged many areas as containment zones in a bid to contain the spread of the viral disease.
According to Deputy Commissioner Bhaskar Phukan, three areas have been declared as containment zones "in view of detection of a good number of COVID-19 positive cases at different places in Kokrajhar town and in order to contain the spread of COVID-19."
The first of these containment zones has come up in the Gaurnagar locality, with the house of a certain Gopak Kar as the epicentre.
Another containment zone has been declared at the Rabindra Nagar locality, where the house of Manoj Sah is being considered the epicentre.
The third and the last containment zone has been declared in the Santinagar area, with the house of a certain Susma Sarkar as the epicentre.
"During the containment period, all business establishments, institutions in the containment zone will remain closed. However, movement of Executive Magistrates, Medical team, police personnel, essential services, patients with attendants will be exempted from entering into and coming out of the containment zone", Kokrajhar DC Bhaskar Phukan informed via a notification.
Phukan further stated that the Government shall ensure the supply of essential commodities on the basis of the demand of the locality with the help of "volunteers."
"3 areas have been declared as containment zones in the town area due to the high prevalence of COVID-19 cases. Besides, containment zones have also been declared in the Gossaigaon area, where the number of COVID-19 cases is also quite high. The measure to demarcate volatile zones as containment zones is being taken to minimize the risk of transmission", Phukan disclosed to The Sentinel Digital.
Kokrajhar district in the Bodo-dominated BTAD region of Assam has already reported 408 cases of the coronavirus. However, the recovery rate in the district is also exemplary; to date, as many as 338 patients have made recoveries from the respiratory illness.