Haflong: In spite of repeated reminder to the people to stay at home and not to loiter unnecessarily, there have been complaints of people gathering at various corners around the district. Five people were arrested from Haflong market for violating the lockdown guidelines. They have been released on bail.
Vehicles were also seized and charged fine under various police stations since the announcement of lockdown on March 24. There has been an overall improvement with people gradually refraining from going outside home in entire Dima Hasao.
In a unique gesture, the Assam Police in Dima Hasao were also seen distributing essential commodities to people apart from organizing food sessions for the stray animals during the lockdown until the situation gets normal. Some NGOs in turn were also seen distributing juice and water bottles to the men in uniform at Haflong.
Twenty-five more people have been home quarantined taking the toll to 519. These people have been strictly advised to stay alert on precautionary measures due to their travel history to other States and countries or their entry to this district from neighbouring districts. Total 2,895 people in the district have been screened till date.
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