District administration declares 21 containment areas

SHILLONG, Jul 25: The East Khasi Hills district administration has declared 21 containment areas in various parts of the district.

The district administration said that these containment areas were declared after detection of positive COVlD-19 cases in these areas.

These areas are, Oakland Municipality quarters, Rauf Ahmed Building Keating Road, Jhalupara, Mawbah Barapathar, Mawlai Umjaiur, Mawlai Nongpdeng, Mawlai Mawtawar, Umshing Umjapung, Mawiong Rim, Central to Lower Nongrim Hills from Lailad to Bamon Service Station, Block D of Nongrimmaw (areas situated on left side of Arbuthnot Road from Lailad upto old DGAR), Lower Lummawrie (from building of Dr.P.K. War till old Super Care building), Lower Lachumiere (Hopkinson Road from Stephen Hall to Gold Gym), Demseiniong (Assam Rifles Signal Unit), Nongrah Dongktieh, Malki Nongshiliang, Malki Chinapatty, Nongmensong Lumkdait, Lumshyiap Nongmensong, Laitkor Pyllun and Kreit Mawshaton.

According to the district administration, the declaration of containment areas was necessary in view of the positive cases.

“The affected areas require aggressive contact tracing, quarantine, testing and isolation as well as containment in the interest of the health of the general public,” East Khasi Hills, Deputy Commissioner, Mataiewdor War Nongbri said.

The order stated that no person and public are allowed to move into these containment areas and inhabitants within the containment areas also not allowed to move out, besides, all inhabitants within the containment areas must strictly remain inside their homes.

This order will not apply to health workers and essential workers of Shillong Municipal Board.

The order also stated that any violation of the order will entail prosecution under the penal provision of Disaster Management Act, 2005 and I.P.C.