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Dhemaji intensifies steps to prevent coronavirus outbreak


DHEMAJI, March 21 - In view of coronavirus threat in the State, the District Health department of Dhemaji has intensified its measures to prevent outbreak of the dreaded virus in the district.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) threat in the district is growing after reports pouring in that a large number of local youths, who were working in different South Indian states have returned home during the last three days.

According to a report, around 150 local youths have returned to the district from other states fearing coronavirus infection, out of which 122 are reported from Jonai sub-division bordering Arunachal Pradesh.

The district Health department of Dhemaji following State government�s directive is conducting meeting on coronavirus prevention at different levels. The Health department has asked the people, who have returned from other states, for �self-quarantine� for 14 days and approach medical services if any symptom of the infection appears.

Meanwhile, the district administration has closed down schools, colleges and weekly markets and meetings till March 30 in order to prevent mass gathering. It has urged people to avoid non-essential travelling during the period.

The Rapid Response Team (RRT) constituted by team of senior doctors is closely observing the situation in the district and collecting report of suspected cases from the medical officers concerned. Moreover, medical teams are engaged for conducting health screening at the railway stations and to collect whereabouts of the railway passengers.

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