GUWAHATI: Assam police has launched tele-counseling helpline numbers to deal with mental stress amid lockdown, which has been imposed to deal with coronavirus pandemic.
The helplines will operate from 9 am to 3 pm. The Assam Police has also appealed to those who either attended the religious congregation at Nizamuddin Markaz in West Delhi or visited a State or country affected by COVID-19, to immediately report at the nearest hospital or Primary Health Centre (PHC) by 6 am on Tuesday (April 7). Such persons can also call Helpline No.104 for informing the authorities of their presence and condition.
“If such persons deliberately fail to present themselves by the given deadline, 6am on April 7, 2020 or inform the authorities, strict legal action will be taken against the individuals concerned, their shelters or those having knowledge of such travel history have hidden it, under relevant provisions of IPC & Disaster Management Act 2005,” a press release issued by the Assam Police Headquarters stated.
Meanwhile, coronavirus count in Assam currently stands at 27.