The Dhubri district administration has banned spitting in public places throughout the district in view of the steep rise of Covid-19 cases in Assam.

A total of six persons have tested positive for Covid-19 in Dhubri on Saturday.

The order signed by Dhubri deputy commissioner Deba Kumar Kalita stated that spitting in public places is prohibited in the district and violators will be fined Rs 1000.

The Assam government has already passed an order stating that anyone not wearing a face mask will be fined Rs 1000.

The order further also stated that a strict ban will be enforced on the sale of liquor, gutka, tobacco etc. as per the guidelines issued by the Assam health department in order to curb the spread of the disease.

This order passed on Saturday comes into force with immediate effect. Violation of this order is punishable as per section 51 of DM Act and Section 188 of IPC.

On the other hand, Bajali district on Saturday reported five more fresh cases of COVID 19 and pushing the active cases district to 21.

Despite the second wave of Covid-19 hitting Assam, people in the district have turned a deaf year to the continuous appeals of the district administration to wear face masks and practice social distancing.

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On the other hand, large crows have been observed in the Bihu celebrations in different areas of the Bajali.

Despite the orders of the Assam government to wind up Bihu functions by 11 pm, these have been continuing till the wee hours of the morning in several places.

The new positive cases were found in the area like Nityananda, Kharadhara and Pathsala and none of these patients have any recent history of travel, sources said.

Sub-divisional health officer Munin Talukdar said, “The health departed tested 1138 samples in Bajali, of which these 21 have tested positive for Covid-19. The people should be more careful so that the disease does not spiral out of control.”

Mukesh Kr Singh

Mukesh Kr Singh is Northeast Now Correspondent in Dhubri. He can be reached at: mkdhubri@gmail.com