The District Magistrate declare Nongthymmai Umpohliew village as Containment Area

Shillong, Oct 24: The District Magistrate, East Khasi Hills District in an order issued on 23rd October, 2020 has declared the House of Shri Apshan Syngkli at Nongthymmai Umpohliew a hamlet created out of Laitmawsiang Village under Mawphlang C&RD Block as a Containment Area so as to restrict unregulated entry and exit on the site.

The order states that no person shall be allowed to move into the containment area and inhabitants within the area shall not move out and they shall strictly remain inside their home.

The Block Development Officer, Mawphlang C&RD Block shall supervise strict compliance of the order. Any violation of the order shall entail prosecution under the penal provisions of the Disaster Management Act, 2005 and IPC.

The order is necessitated in view of the report received from the Block Development Officer, Mawphlang C&RD Block and the Medical &Health Officer In-Charge of Mawsynram CHC that 10 high-risk primary contacts of a COVID-19 positive.

The ten high risk  who resides in the above mentioned area have refused to undergo testing for COVID-19 and in view of the outright refusal without which the COVID status of the family members is unknown, there is every apprehension that it could lead to spreading of infection and amount to endangering the health of the public at large if the said high-risk primary contacts are allowed to move freely.

And further, it is deemed necessary to declare the above mentioned house as a containment area till such time as the Medical Officer In-Charge opines that the probable or suspect COVID-19 positive cases in the household have recovered or is no longer a risk.

Till the said persons undergo testing following which necessary protocols would then be followed depending on the results and this would enable the Medical Officer In-Charge to closely monitor the health of the said high-risk primary contacts, including in the event of any of them developing symptoms, added the order of the District Magistrate.


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