Destroy all illegal liquor hubs within three days: IPR Minister

Guwahati: IPR Minister Pijush Hazarika who is also the guardian minister of Biswanath district on Friday instructed the district administration and police to seek and destroy all illegal liquor hubs in the district within three days.

Hazarika claimed that based on his “own research”, he has figured out areas where illegal liquor hubs are existing and these hubs have become COVID hotspots. The minister claimed this while he was reviewing the COVID situation of the district.

“If we are to control COVID in Biswanath, all liquor hubs will have to be destroyed within three days. There will be no compromise on this ground. I want everyone to take this order with utmost seriousness,” the Minister claimed.

He further said that the Circle Officers would be answerable in the event of non-compliance of his order within their revenue circles.

The minister also asked the administration and the health department to ramp up vaccination in and around areas that have been identified as hotspots.  Further, he said that to minimize the risk of a positive patient transmitting the virus to others, home isolation should not be encouraged at all. “Only those patients who strictly meet all the criteria of home isolation as laid down by National Health Mission (NHM), should be allowed to stay at home,” the minister added.

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