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Nessur households in self-quarantine mode

Wednesday, Jul 29, 2020 12:15 [IST]

Last Update: Wednesday, Jul 29, 2020 06:47 [IST]

Nessur households in self-quarantine mode

KUSH HANG LEEWANG
GEYZING: Twenty-five families of Nessur village under Lungthung ward of Mangsari-Magarjung GPU of Soreng subdivision have voluntarily undertaken home quarantine of 14 days as a preventive measure against coronavirus as one individual from the village had come in close contact with a Covid-19 patient. 
All 25 households have been cordoned off with red clothes denoting that they are under home quarantine. 
Ward panchayat Gyanu Rai informed that the 25 households had gone for voluntary home quarantine to avert any possible spread of Covid-19 in the village.  “As the cases of Covid-19 in the State are increasing day by day, we cannot take risk and that is the reason why the villagers have gone for voluntary home quarantine,” said Rai.
Rai maintained that, as a ward panchayat, he has made a provision for home delivery of essential commodities to the villagers under home quarantine.
The ward panchayat informed that some persons from the village had assisted an injured electrician at Soreng health centre who later tested positive at a Gangtok hospital.
On legality of the households undertaking voluntary home quarantine, Soreng SDM Himmat Rai said, “The villagers had willingly gone for home quarantine and it was a wise decision considering that the neighbouring areas have been declared as containment zones.”
Areas falling under Nessur village are being constantly watched by security personnel as demanded by the villagers. The villagers have further asked for detention of defaulters who violate the prohibitory norms.

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  • Area: 7096 Sq Kms
  • Capital: Gangtok
  • Altitude: 5,840 ft
  • Population: 6.10 Lakhs
  • Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 to over 28,509 ft above sea level
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