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  • People returning from outside North East quarantined at various facility centers

    Published on May 19, 2020

    By Anup Biswas

     Haflong : At least 50 people are reported to have de-boarded in Dima Hasao till date after opening of state borders facilitating movements of those stranded outside North East and around the country stated a press release from Dima Hasao DIPRO on Monday.

     

    From 14th May last till today, the Dima Hasao district administration have placed 50 numbers of returnees at various facility centers in Haflong as a measure to prevent the spread of corona virus in the district of Dima Hasao.

     

    These are people who boarded train from New Delhi, New Jalpaiguri, Katihar, Chennai and Dibrugarh are placed in different facility centers such as Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Jayashree Hotel and Siksha Bhawan in Haflong town. 14 numbers of swap samples have been collected and sent to test for Covid-19 in the first lot and the rest in process to be sent in the next.

     

    As a step for prevention of spread of COVID -19, the district administration has requisitioned four Covid Care Centers (CCC) at four blocks one each in Maibang, Mahur, Haflong and Harangjao. The Block level monitoring teams constituted earlier have been ordered to make the centers functional in co-ordination with the line departments.

     

    Apart from these, the district administration has also requisitioned 6 numbers of lodges around the town area to be used as quarantine facility for persons coming from outside Assam or North east to Haflong, to be used as quarantine facility.

     

    While the sample collection as per ACSP (Assam Community Surveillance Plan) the community-based surveillance at villages level for sever acute respiratory infections (SARI) and influenza like illness (ILI) and many other diseases including Covid continues, 31 samples which were sent have been found with covid-19 negative result. 63 samples are reported to be collected till date and will be sent in phase manner.

     

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