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Dharamsala area declared containment zone after two persons in quarantine centre test COVID-19 positive

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IMPHAL: An order issued in this regard by deputy commissioner, Imphal West, Naorem Praveen, has sealed the area thereby imposing restrictions on entry and exit of population from the containment area and vehicular movement in the area.

Dharamsala area in Thangal Bazar, Imphal West was declared a containment zone on Wednesday after two residents of Thangmeiband assembly constituency, who were quarantined in the centre at Dharamsala tested COVID-19 positive.

An order issued in this regard by deputy commissioner, Imphal West, Naorem Praveen, has sealed the area thereby imposing restrictions on entry and exit of population from the containment area and vehicular movement in the area. The order also directed for closure of schools, offices, if any and banning public gathering of any type. 

The schedule of containment area as identified by the deputy commissioner is Gurudwara Road in the north, Dharamsala Road in the south, Dharamsala Road running on the eastern side of Bhairodan Maxwell Hindi Primary and High School in the east and Dharamsala Road running on the eastern side of Calcutta/Kolkata Hardware Store in the west.

The other containment measures include initiating active surveillance of COVID-19 cases and compulsory use of Aarogya Setu application by all the people staying/residing within the containment area. 

It also warned that any person/institution/organisation found violating any of the containment measures shall be deemed to have committed and offence punishable under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860. 

Source: Imphal Free Press

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