As a measure to prevent the spread of coronavirus, the Jorhat district administration on Friday issued 14-day home isolation notices to people who came to the district from outside the state by planes and trains.
Jorhat deputy commissioner Roshni A Korati said 264 people, who landed in Jorhat on Friday by two flights, one from Delhi and the other from Kolkata, were issued the notices.
Korati further said from Friday night the notices would also be issued to passengers of trains that enter the railway stations in the district.
The deputy commissioner said the step has been taken after it was found that earlier announcements at the railway stations, airports and pleas made through print and electronic media to people coming from outside the state to stay confined at their homes isolated for 14-days, in the past two weeks had not been fully complied with by such persons.
The district administration, after receiving complaints of such people moving out of their houses, had to intervene in the issue.
An employee at Sivasagar ONGC Colony has been handed over a home isolation notice from the office of the deputy commissioner here as soon as he landed in Jorhat on Friday from Ahmedabad.
The notice signed by a magistrate on behalf of the Jorhat deputy commissioner stated that he was directed as per the Prevention and Response Protocol in view of the novel coronavirus pandemic to remain in isolation for a period of 14 days with effect from Friday.
The notice further stated that during the quarantine period in which he would have to remain isolated at home his movements would be monitored by a surveillance team and a medical team. The names of the person along with the home addresses too were mentioned in the notices to whom the same were served.
“In the present scenario we cannot take any risk. So we have started handing over notices with the names mentioned to each person coming to the district from outside Assam,” the deputy commissioner said.
Korati said after handing over the notices to the people coming from outside Assam, the district administration has started providing copies of the notices to the respective police stations/outposts, circle offices, gaon burhas, ASHA workers and panchayats.
They have been asked to keep a watch so that the people, who have been served notices, do not come out of their homes and remain isolated for the 14-day incubation period.
During the 14-day incubation period, it is medically stated the virus attacks the body if it is present in it.
The notice stated that “you are directed to remain under home isolation in view of global outbreak of nCOV-19 virus pandemic with effect from (the date stated) till completion of 14 days…The surveillance and medical team will keep a close watch on you during the period”.
The deputy commissioner further said all kinds of prohibitions and other related directives issued by the state and central governments were being implemented in the district.