In view of the detection of two COVID-19 positive patients in the offcial residence of the deputy commissioner in Assam’s Chirang, the area is declared containment zone by the district magistrate Gautam Talukdar on Saturday.

The area is covered within the residence of Lt Saruda Borgoyary to the north, official residence of the superintendent of police to the south, official residence of the additional deputy commissioner to the east and District Parade Ground to the west as containment zone.

This order was made by him under the Assam COVID-19 Regulations, 2020 in the interest of maintenance of public hygiene and to prevent further spread of COVID-19 in the area.

As per the order, any unauthorized entry and exit of individuals including the movement of vehicles into the notified containment zone are prohibited.

As such, it has directed the circle officer, Sidli Revenue Circle to seal the area immediately with strict enforcing of all statutory and other directions regarding maintenance of social distancing in the area till the area is declared safe as per guidelines of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India.

The order has been come into force from Saturday and will remain until further order.

Any violation of this order will attract action under the provision of the Assam COVID-19 Regulations, 2020, the Disaster Management Act, 2005, the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 and other relevant laws in force, the order further stated.

Rinoy Basumatary

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