MORIGAON, April 1 - Panic gripped the people in Morigaon district following the spreading of a news that around 55 persons from Moirabari and adjacent areas of Morigaon and Nagaon districts took part in the Tabligh-e-Jamaat�s Markaz in Delhi, which has now become a hotspot of novel coronavirus.
The Minister of State for Health Piyush Hazarika yesterday rushed to Morigaon and took stock of the situation. Talking to newsmen here, Hazarika said that seven persons were admitted to Lahorighat hospital and they are now under medical screening. Among them, only one participated in the programme at Nizamuddin. However, a strict vigil has been made to trace out all the people who had participated in the religious function at Nizamuddin. �We have asked the authorities concerned to identify the people participated in the religious event ,� he said, adding that the people should also cooperate with the police and other agencies to identify these people.
Meanwhile, the government agencies and several philanthropic organisations are busy in distribution of food items among the poor and downtrodden people. The worst sufferers are the marginal farmers whose vegetables have started rotting in their fields in the wake of shortage of distribution of staff. What is more unfortunate is that a section of middlemen taking advantage of the situation has increased the prices of vegetables. The Morigaon police has taken a number of steps to ensure that the people can buy their essential commodities at reasonable prices.