DHEMAJI, April 8 - Following the nationwide lockdown for coronavirus prevention, Dhemaji district administration has been restraining unauthorised movement of persons and vehicles in the district while it has taken steps to ensure home delivery of the food and essential items for the residents.
District administration sources said that as many as 2,289 people, who returned to the district from different states of the country and abroad, were put for 14-day �home quarantine�. Of them, 1,589 have completed their home stay period without showing any symptom of Covid-19 infection and the rest 700 people are still under quarantine.
The district Health department has so far collected 58 swab samples from the suspected patients, but the ICMR laboratory has reported these Covid-19 negative.
Dhemaji Deputy Commissioner (DC) Narshing Pawar appealed to them to give up communal sentiments during the crucial time.
Pawar requested the religious leaders to have collective efforts to combat the situation and maintain closer cooperation with the local administration.
The DC also asked them to ensure avoidance of public gathering in the prayer centres and avoid any religious programme during the lockdown period.
Stating that the district administration has issued order banning any mass gathering in the district, the DC urged the leaders to mobilise the people for the period to prevent maintain social distancing norms to prevent community transmission of susceptible coronavirus.
Attending the meeting, leaders of various religious groups assured that they would act as responsible citizens to deal with this crucial period.
Among others, Dhemaji Superintendent of Police Dhananjay Dhanawat, ADC Dipankar Nath and District Information & Public Relation Officer (i/c) Bharat Konwar attended the meeting.