With surge in COVID cases, 7 days complete lockdown imposed in Birpara from July 23-29

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Birpara, 23 July: Covid-19 cases in Birpara is on a surge. A resident of Debigarh palli under Birpara in Alipurduar district, tested covid-19 positive on Tuesday. With this, total number of positive cases in Birpara has reached 7. With another person adding into the list, the police administration decided to Impose complete lockdown for 7 days in the area.

According to the health department source, the said person was taken to a COVID dedicated hospital in Alipurduar on Wednesday morning after his saliva samples tested positive for Covid-19. He is a businessman and regularly travels too and fro between Birpara and Hasimara for business purposes. The said person was in contact with an corona infected person from Hasimara, his samples were then sent for COVID-19 tests. On Tuesday night his test result came positive for Covid-19. Following positive results, he was taken to COVID-19 hospital on Wednesday morning.

Later the authorities declared the area under Broad-Based Containment Zone on Wednesday. A meeting was also held at Birpara police station on Wednesday and 7 days complete lockdown was declared in the area to block spread of the infection. Birpara CI (Circle Inspector) Amaresh Singh said, ‘The lockdown will start from 5 am on Thursday 23rd July and will continue for seven days. Shops and even vegetable markets will remain closed in Birpara for seven days. ‘

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