SILCHAR, May 1 - Based on their travel history, as many as 283 persons from different parts of Cachar district have been newly kept in home quarantine on Friday, said Suman Choudhury, district media expert, NHM.
Briefing the media, Choudhury said: �With another COVID-19 positive case from Karimganj reported on Thursday night, considering the circumstances, we have intensified the surveillance and urge the people to maintain social distancing at all cost and wear face covers.�
On the other hand, Dr Bhaskar Gupta, vice-principal of Silchar Medical College and Hospital, informed that the person from Karimganj, who was tested COVID-19 positive, had come into contact with the first COVID-19 positive patient and he was kept at a quarantine centre.
Meanwhile, the Cachar district administration has issued a notice conditionally allowing all licenced standalone bakeries in the district to resume their functioning.
As per an official release, the bakery shops will function from 9 am to 5 pm. The shopkeepers are to ensure the use of face covers, sanitisation and handwashing facilities, maintaining social distancing.