Assam Government to paste posters outside residence of COVID-19 positive patients


Guwahati: Amid rising Covid-19 cases and efforts to contain the spread, the Assam government on  Friday issued an order o paste posters outside the residences of COVID-19 positive patients. 

The order  has issued by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority which states that there have been reports that some COVID positive persons do not observe COVID appropriate behaviour and end up spreading the infection among the uninfected persons who come in their contact.

Further the order states that, “Therefore, it is necessary to put an identify mark, on places where such persons are self-isolated or quarantined, for the larger benefit of community. It, however, stated that pasting of posters outside the residences of COVID-19 positive persons “will be done only if such a residence is used by the COVID-19 positive person for self-isolation or quarantine purpose and such posters shall be removed as soon as such person/persons turn COVID-19 negative”.  

The order also stated that there has been a “significant surge of COVID-19 cases across the State” in the last few days.