Block-II of Lumpyngngad, Motinagar declared as containment zone Credit: Representational image

Shillong: After a person was found positive for COVID-19 in Shillong’s Block-II of Lumpyngngad in Motinagar, the district magistrate of East Khasi Hills has now declared the area as a containment area effective July 22.

The step was needed since there were several other high-risk and low-risk contacts with the person who tested positive for COVID-19, and an aggressive contact tracing had to be done.

The order stated that no person and public are allowed to move into the containment zone and inhabitants within the area also not allowed to move out. Besides, all inhabitants within the containment area must strictly remain inside their home.

Gatherings, events, functions of any nature and form, including social, political, religious, economic activities, are not allowed.

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All shopping establishments are to close immediately; however, supply of essential and medical requirements will be ensured through various teams formed by the district administration.

All government and private institutions located within the boundary of the containment area will have to close forthwith, till further orders.

According to the order, the Incident Commander of Zone -I will be the Supervising Officer of the Block-II of Lumpyngngad, Motinagar which is declared as a containment zone.

The order also states that any violation of the order will entail prosecution under the penal provision of Disaster Management Act, 2005 and IPC.

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