BISWANATH CHARIALI, July 21 - In view of the fact that some people in several areas of Biswanath district have been infected with COVID-19 and in order to prevent further transmission of the pandemic in the district, eight zones of the district have been declared as containment zones and the areas have already been sealed.
The containment zones are � the houses of Achyut Bhuyan, Kochgaon; Manasjyoti Sharma, Bijay Gohain, Hatkhola; Someswar Kurmi and Gautam Kurmi of No. 2 Borpathar; Ramesh Sahani of Chatiya Karoiyani; Basanta Hazarika of Chatiya Barabhuyan; Rinamani Borah of Nij Chatiya and Ridhima Chahu of No. 2 Itakhola under Nagshankar mouza of the district.
In accordance with the order issued by the Bishwanath District Magistrate under the Assam Covid-19 Rules, 2020, the entry and exit of any person without the permission of the administration in these restricted areas is prohibited and the movement of any person and vehicle is also banned. During this time, it is mandatory to maintain social distancing in the restricted areas and to follow the other protocols of Covid-19. These rules will remain in force until the area is declared safe under the regulations of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.Violators of this order will be prosecuted under the Assam COVID-19 Rules 2020, Disaster Mitigation Act 2005, Epidemic Prevention Act, 1897 and other laws.
Meanwhile, the order that declared ten other areas as containment zones earlier, was withdrawn today as the affected people in those areas got recovered from Covid-19.