KOKRAJHAR, MAY 10: After a total of eight more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Basugaon town on Monday, the Deputy Commissioner and Chairman, District Disaster Management Authority, Chirang, Gautam Talukdar on Monday declared one more area of Basugaon town namely Ward No.- 3, Thana road, Thuribari under Basugaon Police Station as containment zone in the interest of maintenance of public hygiene and prevention of further spread of COVID-19 to other places.
Meanwhile, as the number of COVID-19 positive cases continued to be raised within Basugaon town area, earlier on May 8, the district administration had to declare Basugaon Goglapara as containment zone.
The declared containment zone was bounded by Basugaon Higher Secondary field in the north, ASEB road in the south, residence of Abani Kr. Nandi in the east and residence of Subhash Choudhury in the west.
The Circle Officer of Sidli Revenue Circle was directed by him to seal the area immediately for prohibiting any unauthorized persons’ entry and exit, including movement of vehicles into the notified containment zone till the area is declared safe as per guidelines of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of lndia.
He also through the order directed the residents of that area to strictly follow all statutory and other directions regarding maintenance of social distancing, wearing of mask, frequent cleaning of hand and use of hand sanitizer.
This order was made under the regulations “The Assam COVID-19 Regulations,
2020” and it would be effective from 4 PM of May 10, 2021 for 14 days.
“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 said.