CHANGLANG/ZIRO, 15 May: In view of the sudden surge in Covid-19 cases, the Changlang district administration declared the BIPL labour camps in New Dokpey and Old Kamlao in Manmao as micro-containment zones on Friday.
The DC has ordered complete closure of the containment areas upto 24 May. No person will be allowed to move in and out of the containment zones during the period and all the entry and exit points will be guarded by police, the order said.
The Jairampur ADC has been asked to assign an officer to each containment zone to ensure strict implementation of the order at the ground level, while the Jairampur and Manmao medical officers have been instructed to ensure regular medial assessment of the Covid-19 patients, and to monitor the high-risk contacts.
Meanwhile, Linia village in Lower Subansiri district has been declared as a containment zone after Covid positive cases were detected there.
All the seven detected cases are primary contacts of a positive case.
DMO Dr Tage Kanno has appealed to the villagers to not move out of the village without permission from the medical team. The contact tracing team will further conduct house-to-house surveillance.
The other containment zones in Lower Subansiri are the NEEPCO complex, B Sector in Yazali, Hong village, Bamin Michi village, Medical Colony and SSB Gate area. (DIPROs)