Shillong,May 12: The East Khasi Hills district administration has declared Nongkseh village, 3rd Mile Upper Shillong as a containment zone from Thursday 5 pm.
In a statement issued on Wednesday, the district administration said that reports have been received from the Incident Commander cum Block Development Officer, Mylliem C&RD Block and the Medical Officer in-charge of Shastri Memorial State Dispensary that there has been a rapid increase in Covid-19 positive cases in the past three weeks in Nongkseh village with a total number of 39 active cases and 3 deaths till date.
Moreover, in random RAT testing, the positivity rate was seen to be above 8 %.
“ Therefore, in order to prevent further transmission among the susceptible population, early detection through active house to house (H-T-H) search for persons with symptoms, persons with comorbidities and contact tracing of the high-risk and low-risk contacts is required”, the deputy commissioner said.
According to the DC, for effective house to house (H-T-H) surveillance, complete containment of the area is required to ensure people stay indoors during the active search of cases.
The order said that all the inhabitants within the containment area will strictly remain inside their homes and any violation of the order will entail prosecution.