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East Khasi Hills: Several houses tagged as 'Containment Areas'; find details here

The East Khasi Hills DM's order restricted unregulated entry and exit movement in the affected areas which require aggressive contact tracing

East Khasi Hills: Several houses tagged as Containment Areas; find details here

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  26 Aug 2020 11:08 AM GMT

Guwahati: Amid a skyrocketing number of COVID-19 cases in Meghalaya's East Khasi Hills district, several houses in the area have been tagged as "containment areas" by District Magistrate War Nongbri to prevent the further spread of the contagion.

Due to the detection of positive COVlD-19 cases/high-risk contacts, the District Magistrate, East Khasi Hills District has declared the house of Vicky Thakur, Pawan Gaur, Raj Kishore Singh, Vakeel Ray, Ravindra Prasad Sahu, Arun Saha, Rajesh Barua, Alakh Kumar, Sujeet Kumar Thakur, Arun Chhatri, Rajesh Gaur, Suresh Nishad, Upendra Singh, Surendra Choudhary, Bateshwar Singh, Parbansh Shah, Dilip Kumar Nishad, Peram Rai, Ramu Chettri, Sambhu Singh and Sharavan in Goenka Compound, Mawlonghat, house of P D Lyngwa, Mynsain (Rum), Lower Lumparing, Rapsang Building (under construction), opposite to Meghalaya Main Secretariat, house of Champa Das Gupta, Rilbong as containment areas with effect from August 25.

The DM's order restricted unregulated entry and exit movement in the affected areas which require aggressive contact tracing, quarantine, testing, and isolation as well as containment in the interest of the health of the general public against any possible spread of COVID-19.

The order states that no person, the public are allowed to move into the containment areas and inhabitants within the containment areas shall not move out, besides all inhabitants within the containment areas shall strictly remain inside their homes.

Gatherings, events, functions whatsoever of any nature and forms including social, political, religious, economic activities are not allowed.

All shopping establishments shall be closed immediately and supply of essential and medical requirements for purchase will be ensured through various teams formed by the District Administration.

All Government and private institutions located within the boundary of the containment areas are to close forthwith, till further orders.

According to the order, the concerned Incident Commanders, will be the Supervising Officers of the above-mentioned areas which are declared as containment areas.

The order, however, will not apply to health workers and essential workers of the Shillong Municipal Board, press including electronic and print media, petrol pump and LPG delivery workforce. The order also states that any violation of the order will entail prosecution under the penal provision of Disaster Management Act, 2005 and I.P.C.

Meanwhile, the BSF's Frontier Headquarter, Umpling, a former hotbed of the coronavirus, has been untagged as containment area after no new COVID-19 cases were detected.

"Based on the contact tracing status and test reports of the high-risk contacts in Frontier Headquarter, BSF Campus, Umpling, the containment order for Frontier Headquarter, BSF Campus, Umpling has been lifted with effect from 25th August 2020," an order by the DM stated.

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