1,370 Persons Under Home Quarantine, 17 Violators Arrested In Hailakandi

Movement pass for 25 hawkers, another 108 hawkers identified by our department will be issued passes by the district administration shortly


17 persons have been arrested and 31 vehicles seized for violation of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown in Hailakandi district of Assam.

As per the district bulletin on COVID-19, 1,370 persons are put under home quarantine so far. 31 more quarantined on March 30th, 2020.

Hailakandi Superintendent of Police, Pabindra Kumar Nath informed that two cases for violating lockdown protocols. Total fine realised since lockdown is Rs 7,000.

“Lockdown has been strictly enforced under all the six Police Station jurisdictions. Vehicular movement is restricted except the exempted categories. The situation is by and large peaceful,” said Nath. 

The district administration ensured supply of vegetables by providing passes to 25 hawkers to facilitate door-to-door delivery, informed Hailakandi Deputy Commissioner, Keerthi Jalli.

Sub Divisional Agriculture Officer, AR Ahmed said, “The hawkers are making door-to-door delivery of vegetables. Information on the availability of vegetables is being shared with the hawkers. Besides movement pass for 25 hawkers, another 108 hawkers identified by our department will be issued passes by the district administration shortly.”

“Retail shops selling groceries and essential food items remained open from 9 am to 3 pm with distancing and hygiene adhered to. Essential services functioned smoothly,” Ahmed added.

Jalli informed that midday meal dry rations are being distributed by school management committees to parents and guardians in various blocks across the district while maintaining social distancing and hygiene. 

The district administration has directed the wholesale and retail groceries to prominently display the stock position of essentials along with prices. It cancelled the retail licence of a fair price shop agent under Matijuri Goan Panchayat Samabai Samiti Limited for gross anomalies. 

Meanwhile, religious leaders and people’s representatives appealed to the people not to step out of their homes and to extend full cooperation to the state government and the district administration to thwart the Coronavirus menace. 

Katlicherra MLA, Suzamuddin Laskar who has been put under home quarantine said, “I am now under 14-day home quarantine following my visit to Hyderabad. I am feeling quite well. I appeal to the people to adhere to the lockdown guidelines of the state government and the district administration and to remain indoors to stay safe and healthy.”

Hailakandi, MLA Anwar Hussain Laskar, too, made an impassioned plea to the people to listen to the Hon’ble Prime Minister and Hon’ble Chief Minister’s appeal to remain indoors and to boost the morale of the frontline workers and officials who are in the field battling against Coronavirus. 

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