COVID-19: Community transmission begins in Tamenglong

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TAMENGLONG, Sept. 20: Believe it or not COVID-19 local transmission have begun in Tamenglong district headquarters over pass few days. Things becomes worse when one is reluctant to follow the standard operating protocol (SOP) and takes for granted.

Following the declaration of containment zone at Medical Gate Tamenglong, the bazaar looks deserted today

With the nine persons without travelling history including pharmacies, barber, shop keepers, staff of flu clinic at Tamenglong district hospital, etc. were tested for positive of COVID-19.

However the health department has yet to declare community transmission of coronavirus in Tamenglong.

Now Tamenglong district has surged up to 353 COVID-19 positive cases while 330 patients had been recovered and released from COVID care centre Tamenglong.

The total number of positive case is likely to increase as close contacts of COVID-19 is still tracking and collection of samples continued till filling of this report.

In the meantime the deputy commissioner Tamenglong Armstrong Pame on late Saturday night declared containment zones at Medical Gate Colony and Youth hostel complex ward no 1 Utopia area following detection of eight persons in the past 24 hours who have no significant travel history from within various parts of Tamenglong headquarters.

He said that all possible contact tracing is being done and will continue to be done so in the days to come to detect any further suspected cases.

“Considering the difficulties involved in contact tracing, all possible close contacts of those Positive Persons Are Requested To Come Forward And Get Themselves Tested which shall be done free of cost (Rapid Antigen Test) and for symptomatic cases further confirmatory test shall be carried out either on TRU NAT”.

“In order to prevent further spread within the area from where positive cases have been detected as of today; it is urgently required to declare containment zone immediately falling under MEDICAL GATE COLONY & the YOUTH HOSTEL CAMPUS, Ward No.I, as CONTAINMENT ZONE.

He ordered closure of all commercial activities in the area, closure of all offices, school activities and public gathering of all forms, entry and exit of population from the area are initiating active surveillance.

“Any person (s)/institution (s)/organisation (s) found violating any of the containment measures shall be deemed to have committed an offence punishable under sector 188 of the Indian penal code, 1860 and the Disaster Management Act, 2005” Pame said.

Doctors team including chief medical office staffs have been attending office even on Sunday without rest since outbreaks of covid-19 pandemic.

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