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Two weeks' lockdown in Dima Hasao yet to be declared: DC Paul Barua

Deputy Commissioner and chairman of the District Disaster Management Authority, Paul Barua

lockdown in Dima Hasao

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  5 July 2020 3:01 AM GMT

A CORRESPONDENT

HAFLONG: Deputy Commissioner and chairman of the District Disaster Management Authority, Paul Barua said on Saturday that the speculation of two-week lockdown in Dima Hasao was yet to be declared since it had to be approved by the government.

Barua said the NC Hills Autonomous Council held a meeting wherein two weeks lockdown was suggested following the detection of eight COVID-19 positive cases, including police personnel and others, to check the community transmission. After receiving the recommendation, the government will be approached for the final decision.

He, however, said that if the lockdown had to be declared, all pros and cons would be examined so that the people do not suffer due to the. The DC further appealed to the people of Dima Hasao not to panic but to maintain protocol in order to fight the pandemic unitedly.

An emergency meeting of the council was called on Saturday wherein it was discussed how to contain the further spread of the virus in the district. Many possibilities were explored and a probable two-week lockdown was also discussed.

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