Assam: LNIPE Sonapur declared containment zone after detection of COVID cases
The Kamrup Metropolitan district of Assam has declared the Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education (LNIPE) at Sonapur a containment zone for the next 14 days because of the detection of COVID-19 cases.
“In view of the detection of COVID-19 cases at the LNIPE Sonapur, under Kamrup Metropolitan district in the interest of maintenance of public hygiene and to prevent further spread of COVID-19 virus among the teaching staff and students, the entire LNIPE has been declared a containment zone for the next 14 days. The circle officer, Sonapur revenue circle, has been directed to seal the area immediately, a notification issued by the Kamrup Metro Deputy commissioner, said on Thursday.
“Any unauthorised entry and exit into the notified containment zone are barred for the next seven days. Any movement of any unauthorised individual and vehicle within the notified area is also prohibited with immediate effect,” the notification issued by Kamrup Metro Deputy Commissioner, Biswajit Pegu, said.
“The order is made under “The Assam COVID-19 Regulations 2020” and shall be effective from April 8 till 21,” the notification said.
“Any violation of the order will attract action under the provision of the “Assam COVID-19 Regulations, 2020”, “Disaster Management Act, 2005”, “The Epidemic Disease Act, 1897” and other relevant laws of the nation,” it added.
There has been a steady rise in COVID-19 cases in Assam since the last week of March.
But the surge has been marked in Kamrup Metro district over the past few days.
The district reported 104 COVID-19 positive cases on April 7 even as the tests have been ramped up of late.