Tamei headquarters declares containment zone

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TAMENGLONG, July 31: Following two inmates from Tamei who has been visiting RIMs, Imphal are tested COVID-19 positive and having returned to Tamei headquarters without knowing their test result, the district magistrate Tamenglong on Friday declared Tamei headquarter as containment zone of COVID-19 pandemic.

The district magistrate in his order stated that it has been reported that a total two inmates from Tamei who has been visiting RIMs, Imphal are tested COVID-19 positive and having returned to Tamei headquarters without knowing their test result and in view of the impending threat of COVID-19 pandemic in the area. It has become expedient to issue containment measure to prevent the spread of the diseases in the area, he added.

The geographical areas are sealed with immediate effect, entry and exit of population from the containment area including closer of schools, offices, and banning of public gathering in any type, banning vehicular movement in the area, initiating active surveillance of covid-19 cases, the order stated.

Meanwhile, total shutting down Tamenglong bazaar continued at the district headquarters. Tamenglong police and CRPF are alert whole day and control all movement of daily commuters and vehicular movement.

However, there was no any untoward incident till filling of this report.

In the meantime, Noney district magistrate Hungyo Worshang on Thursday issued Prohibitory order under section 144 CR.P.C. 1973 banning all movement of person outside their respective residence with immediate effect till August 6.

In his prohibitory order Hungyo Worshang said that the order was issued in pursuance to the chairperson state executive committee of the state disaster management authority order for extension of complete lockdown in the state due to increasing COVID-19 case being detected from people who have no travel history of the people going outside the state.

The district is threatened and likely to cause danger to human life, health, safety, breach of peace and public tranquillity if it is left unchecked, he said.

Anyone found violating the prohibitory order  is liable to be prosecuted under relevant rules, however, the order shall not apply to the agencies of the government involved in the law and order and the maintenance of essential services and list of permitted activities under home department order, he stated.