Dimapur, June 25: One police jawan posted for duty at a Quarantine Centre Mon tested positive after his swab test was done through TrueNat.
Confirming this DC Mon, Thavaseelan IAS said that the jawan’s swab would be sent to ICMR Dibrugarh for final confirmation.
Talking to Nagaland Page, he said, “Only after the ICMR report we can know what more has to be done to contain the outbreak of COVID-19 in the district.”
This happened because of the carelessness of the jawan despite clear instructions, which he did not adhere to and this has led to the situation, he said adding, that is why we have initiated a complete lockdown in Mon district.
The DC had issued an order Wednesday enforcing complete lockdown in Mon district from June 25 to 28 prohibiting movement of public except on medical emergencies with closure of shops, except pharmacies, and total prohibition of private vehicles.
He stated that the total lockdown has been enforced in light of certain emerging circumstances and with a view to contain the spread of COVID-19 and requested people of the district to comply with the total lockdown order.
Meanwhile, Thavaseelan said that the district administration has initiated all contact tracing and the lockdown may be continued until the last contact is identified.
He further said the police jawan was too careless and did not heed to the clear instructions of not leaving the quarantine centre.
“He has gone to his home twice, he has gone and dropped SP’s body guard riding a bike”, he remarked and added that is a very serious matter.
The DC said the jawans were told very clearly by several officers starting from Superintendent of Police, Dy SP, SDPOs and their supervisors. All of them have told them several times that they should not leave the quarantine centres under any circumstances. But this Jawan broke the rules, he said.
“Once this situation subsides, we will have him suspended and book a non bailable case against him”, he said.
Thavaseelan said right now they are focusing on contact tracing.
“We are focusing on completing contact tracing till the last person is traced out and that is our primary focus,” he said and urged citizens to abide by the complete lockdown order. (Page News Service)