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    Deputy Commissioner visits Haflong market to sensitize the mass

    Published on April 24, 2021

    Haflong : With the number of Covid cases gradually raising in the district the Dima Hasao District Administration under the aegis of Deputy Commissioner, Paul Barua visited Haflong Saturday market, as a part of the sensitisation programme in a bid to increase adherence to the COVID protocol in Haflong market.

    The market areas specially being the infection prone spot, was emphasized on the need for wearing face masks, using hand sanitizers and maintaining physical distance. DC Paul Barua along with ADCs, DSP, Asst Commissioners, DIPRO and DPO, DDMA  and other officials handed over face masks to the vegetable and fruit sellers in the market and asked them to be cautious in the wake of the second wave of the COVID pandemic.

    Emphasizing how the second wave would spread faster than the first, DC Barua highlighted to adhere to the SOP issued by the government. He also interacted with the traders and vendors and instructed them to strictly follow precautionary measures such as maintaining of distance among the customers by noticeable marking to be drawn on the shops ground, use of sanitizers and masks. He also asked them to stick “No mask, no entry” notices in front of every shop.

    According to official data, since 1st March till 23rd April, 2021, 45 numbers of people are found to be Covid positive in Dima Hasao of which 38 have been migrated out. Although the recovery rate of the infected persons is found to be 15.79%, 31 persons are still in home isolation while 1 person admitted in Haflong Civil Hospital and rest have recovered . 

    It is to be noted that the medical team have placed their counter in market area at Lal field in Haflong for free Rapid Antigen test (RAT) today, where people can get themselves tested. The District administration has made it mandatory for any person from outside the district entering Dima Hasao to undergo the RAT test as a measure for prevention from COVID-19.