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Guideline issued for containment zones


GUWAHATI, April 19 - While the general administration department issued an order allowing selected additional activities in the State from April 21, the State health department has laid down guidelines to be followed in the COVID 19 containment zones, hotspots and buffer zones.

The guidelines issued by the general administration department yesterday will not be applicable in the declared containment zones, hotspots (red and orange zones) and buffer zones.

According to the health department notification, in the containment zones, no unchecked inward/outward movement of population except for maintaining essential services (including medical emergencies and law and order related duties) and government business continuity, will be allowed.

Thermal screening will be carried out at all entry and exit points of these zones. Sufficient information and education campaign will be carried out in containment zones and buffer zones.

All vehicular movement, movement of public transport and personnel movement will be restricted in these zones. The district administrations will post signs and create awareness informing public about the perimeter control.

Health workers posted at the exit point will perform screening (e.g. interview of travellers, measure temperature, record the place and duration of intended visit and keep complete record of intended place of stay).

All roads, including the rural roads, connecting the containment zone will be guarded by police.

Details of all persons moving out of the perimeter zone for essential or emergency services will be recorded and they will be followed up through IDSP. All vehicles moving out of the perimeter control will be decontaminated with sodium hypochlorite solution.

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