Criminal case of non bailable offence against those violating quarantine rules

Assam health minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma has said that criminal case of non-bailable offence will be filed against those violating quarantine rules.

Criminal case of non bailable offence against those  violating quarantine rules
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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 addressing a press conference at Nagaon on Friday, Dr.himanta biswa 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 said.

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 in case of any emergency they must have to inform gaubudas & police officials.

“For the purpose of home quarantine, we will give the families food and other supplies of worth Rs. 2,000,” Dr sarma further added.