HAILAKANDI, April 8 - The district administration of Hailakandi declared the Barjurai village under Hailakandi Revenue Circle as containment zone to arrest further spread of the virus with immediate effect.
It can be mentioned here that a 65-year-old Faizul Haque Barbhuiya who returned from Saudi Arabia and attended Nizamuddin Markaz in Delhi was found COVID-19 positive on Tuesday night.
Deputy Commissioner of Hailakandi, Keerthi Jalli, sealed the village late on Tuesday where the COVID-19 infected person resided.
�The containment measures will shut down everything barring essential services,� the order stated. The order that came into force at 11.45 pm on Tuesday, enforced quarantine of the contained area together with proper sanitisation protocol strictly adhered to.
It further prohibits mass gatherings and meetings in containment as well as buffer zone till the area is declared free from the virus.
Vehicles and persons engaged in essential services entering and exiting the containment zone are being sanitised as per protocol.
Deputy Commissioner Jalli asked Superintendent of Police Pabindra Kumar Nath to mobilise community policing and to activate village defence parties (VDPs) in the containment zone and to prevent rumours and myths. Jalli also asked Nath to deploy adequate security personnel for enforcing the containment protocols.
On Tuesday, authorities of Silchar Medical College and Hospital (SMC&H) informed that Faijul Hoque Barbhuiya of Hailakandi tested positive for COVID-19.
Barbhuiya, returned to Hailakandi on March 18 after visiting Saudi Arabia for Haj pilgrimage. He came to Mumbai from Mecca and went to Delhi and attended a religious congregation at Nizamuddin and after passing some days he reached Badarpur via train from New Delhi on March 18.
Joint Director of Health Services, Hailakandi, Dr RC Dwivedy said the swab sample of Borbhuiya was sent to SMC&H on April 5.
On being tested positive, IDSP team shifted him to SMC&H late night on Tuesday.
The health authorities here are collecting the swab samples of family members of the COVID-19 patient.
Tracking of persons with whom Barbhuiya came into contact before testing positive is on.
A retired fourth grade employee of Lakshirbond Senior Madrassa of Hailakandi district, Barbhuiya has his wife, a son and daughter.