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COVID-19 outbreak: 721 persons home quarantined in Hailakandi district of Assam

Section 188 filed against a person from abroad for not reporting to authorities

Hailakandi

Covid-19 outbreak update: The number of persons under home quarantine has shot up to 721 in South Assam’s Hailakandi district.

Health department authorities here disclosed that altogether 425 persons were put under home quarantine on Tuesday alone. With this, the total number of persons has risen to 721.

115 surveillance teams are working in the field on Tuesday.

The administration has geared up to enforce lockdown in the district with announcement being made with regularity asking the people not to step out of their homes. It warned of stern action including imprisonment of up to two years for violating the order.

District Magistrate Keerthi Jalli said the administration would completely enforce the order of the state government on lock down across the district. “Anyone violating the order would not be spared,” warned Jalli.

Meanwhile, the administration has filed FIR at Hailakandi Sadar Police Station under Section 188 IPC against a person who arrived from abroad on Monday and did not report about his arrival at the nearest police station or health centre.

Departmental action for immediate suspension is also being drawn against the father who is a government employee for concealing information.

The family members misled the magistrate and police personnel that he would arrive after three days. On further inquiry it was found that he had already reached home. A Rapid Response Team headed by Circle Officer, Hailakandi, Tridip Roy swung into action.

A senior police official said that arrest warrant was issued against the person for concealment of information and was apprehended and sent to Silchar Medical College and Hospital for screening. A case has been registered against him under Section 188 and investigation is under way, the official said.

A COVID notice was also issued to the household for further prevention of spread of the disease and prohibiting contacts.

District Magistrate, Jalli warned that any person coming from COVID-19 affected states and countries not self reporting immediately to the nearest police station or health centre will be very severely dealt with and family members will also be equally liable for non cooperating and misleading the administration.

 

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