NORTH LAKHIMPUR, April 5 - A residential area in Abdul Latif Baruah bylane of KB Road in Ward No. 11 here has been declared a Containment Zone following the detection of a COVID-19 case in the locality.
The order as above was implemented by Lakhimpur Deputy Commissioner Dr Jeevan B vide letter No. LMJ 4/2020/16 dated 04.04.2020 under the Assam COVID-19 Containment Regulation, 2020 and is based on the assessment of civil and police administration and Rapid Response Team of the Health Department of Lakhimpur district, the order stated.
The Containment Zone includes entry and exit points of Abdul Latif Baruah bylane from APDCL powerhouse of KB Road to the paddy field at the end of the lane.
Strict perimeter control is being enforced in the Containment Zone for its residents and for anyone entering the area for active surveillance
and also for maintaining essential services.
Further, an area of 5 kms from the Containment Zone in Ward No. 11 has also been declared as a Buffer Zone. Entry and exit of vehicles to and from the declared Containment Zone has also been restricted vide this order. Mass gathering or holding of meetings in both public and private places of the Buffer Zone has also been banned until further order.
Following the order, the district administration carried out sanitisation operation in the Abdul Latif Baruah Road here with disinfectant spray. The district administration has also stepped up efforts to send food and essential commodities to the area.
It may be mentioned here that a person hailing from this area had returned from the Tablighi Jamaat at Nizamuddin in Delhi and subsequently tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday.
The infected person, one Babul Ali alias Babur Ali (19) went to the Tablighi Jamaat at Nizamuddin Markaz in Delhi in early March and returned home on March 20. He was seen roaming freely outside his home after his return when strict measures were announced by the state government against the spread of coronavirus.