Govt: BSF frontier headquarter declared ‘containment area’

SHILLONG, Jul 10: The East Khasi Hills district administration has declared the Border Security Force (BSF) Frontier Headquarter, Umpling as a containment area after a number of COVID-19 cases.

In an order issued by East Khasi Hills, Deputy Commissioner, Matsiewdor War Nongbri, the Frontier Headquarter, BSF, Campus, Umpling has been issued as a containment area so as to restrict unregulated entry and exit movement on site.

Nongbri in the order stated that no person/public shall be allowed to move into the containment area and inhabitants within the containment area shall not move out.

“All inhabitants within the containment area shall strictly remain inside their home,” the Deputy Commissioner said.

Also no social, political, religious, economic activities are allowed in the containment area.

Shopping establishments, government and private institutions located within the boundary of the containment area will be closed until further orders.

However, the supply of essential and medical requirements will be ensured through various teams formed by the district administration.