Assam: Criminal case of non-bailable offence against those jumping quarantine


GUWAHATI: Assam health minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma has said that criminal case of non-bailable offence will be filed against those violating quarantine rules. While speaking to media at Nagaon in middle Assam on Friday, Dr. Sarma reiterated the Assam Government’s ‘Ruthless quarantine but with human heart’ policy to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

“If someone doesn’t follow home and institutional quarantine and wants to spread the disease, we will have to file criminal case of non-bailable offence against them,” Sarma warned.

He stated that one has to strictly observe seven days of facility quarantine and seven days of home quarantine. During the period of home quarantine, the entire household will be put under home quarantine and no family member can leave the house.

“For the purpose of home quarantine, we will give the families food and other supplies of worth Rs. 2,000,” said minister Sarma.