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Guwahati: Several areas have been declared as ‘precautionary containment zones’ in Assam’s Cachar district after a returnee from Rajasthan tested positive for COVID-19 at Silchar Medical College and Hospital on Wednesday night.

Faridul Islam, stranded in Ajmer, returned to Cachar on Wednesday. He had declared himself to be a resident of Sonitpur district. He was found positive for COVID-19 after the mandatory screening for stranded persons who returned to the state.

Following this, in Udharbond Revenue Circle, Durganagar Pt -VI and Dayapur Pt-II have been declared as ‘precautionary containment zones’. Likewise, Lakhipur Revenue Circle’s Makhan Nagar, Jirighat and Sonai Revenue Circle’s Didarkush Pt-III, Motinagar; Bahorikandi Pt- II; Saydpur Pt- V; and Kajidhor Pt- VI have also been identified as ‘precautionary containment zones’.

In Sadar Revenue circle, Barenga Pt- III; Pechador, Ramnagar; Tarapur Pt- IV; and Sirukandi have been made ‘precautionary containment zones’.

No entry or exit is allowed from these zones without the permission of Cachar DC.

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